Douglas Combs, 72 of S. Elgin, died Monday, April 16, 2007 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. Born August 7, 1934 in Wynne, Arkansas, he was the son of Joe and Rosa (Bounds) Combs.

Douglas worked for 42 years at Lee Wards and was an elder for over 10 years at King of Glory Lutheran Church. He also coached teener league baseball for 30 years and was an avid fisherman. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends. Douglas was a faithful husband and father. 

He is preceded in death by his father, Joe Combs, mother Rosa Combs, and nephew, Mark Combs.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Geri (Head) Combs, 3 children, Valerie Spurlock, Melody (Pat) Raff, Kyle Combs, 3 sisters, Jean (John) McClain, Peggy (Ralph) Matorazza, Rhonda (Tony) Cummings; brother, Sonny (Sally) Combs, 3 grandchildren, Angela Di Donna, Susan Spurlock, Christy Spurlock, great-grandson, James Spurlock, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12:00 p.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church, Elgin with Pastor Keith Perry, officiating. Burial will be at Bluff City Cemetery. For more information, please phone at 847-741-1400.

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