April 13, 2022

LAMAR- A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Donivan Allen “Charlie” Combs, 67, Lamar, who died Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

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Survivors include a daughter, Annie Combs and Louis Pratt and a stepson, Justin Sprouls and Tara Meyer, all of Lamar; four grandchildren, Jessi Pratt, Scarlette Pratt, Santana Sprouls and Roxy Sprouls and one brother, Johnnie Lee Combs and wife Brenda, Raytown.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie Dale and Sue Combs and two sisters, Colleen Calton and Terri Elswick.

Mr. Combs was born Aug. 15, 1954, in Lamar, to Jimmie Dale and Dorothy Alma (Plain) Combs. He was a graduate of Lamar High School.

He learned his work ethic working with his parents at Jim and Charlie's Market. He had a long career with MoDOT in Lamar, spending his last few years as a maintenance supervisor in Greenfield before retiring in 2015. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Elk's Lodge, Metro and riding his Harley with the ROMEO's. He had a passion for drag racing, whether as a driver or a spectator. Quieter days were spent on the banks of a good fishing pond, always sharing his catch with family and friends.