Ernest Lemuel Coombs
November 15, 1932 – January 31, 2016
CAMERON – Ernest Lemuel Coombs, 83, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. A native of Jones County he was son to the late Floyd Lemuel & Atha Mae Adams Coombs. Ernest was a jack of all trades and drove 18 wheelers. He loved his family, had an amazing work ethic, & never met a stranger. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma T. Coombs, son, Jerry Coombs, step-son, Jesse Coombs, grandsons, Jason Coombs, Noah Coombs, Christopher Dark, siblings, Lois Elizabeth Coombs & Brenda Bridges.
Funeral service 11 am, Thursday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Zebulon Ward. Burial, Raleigh Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Sandra Koon Coombs of the home, sons, James Coombs (Faye) of Knightdale, Jeff Coombs (Jean) of Zebulon, stepson, Warren Russell Coombs of Cameron, daughters, Joan Dark (William) of Raleigh, Jewel Wyrick (Mark) of Raleigh, step daughter, Sherry Carroll (Sonny) of Sanford, daughters-in-law, Malinda Coombs, Audrea Coombs, siblings, Lynwood Coombs of Cameron, Troy Coombs (Gloria), El Cajon, CA, Pat Coombs, Marilyn Wright (Marc), both of Fuquay, 19 grandchildren, & many, many great grandchildren.
Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Crossroads Ministries Building Fund, 107 Milton Ave., Broadway, NC, 27505.
Visitation 6-7:30 Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC, 27591. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net