Garry W. Combs, 69 of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on January 29, 1952 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He and his twin brother Larry were born to Charles and Eileen (Parker) Combs. Garry worked for the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department. He was the owner of Central Illinois Roofing and Remodeling in Springfield and also owned Taylorville Orchard. He was a self-taught guitar player and was a big fan of the Beatles. He was an avid Cubs fan for over 50 years and also a Green Bay Packers fan. He enjoyed working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. He was a talented gardener that could grow most anything, especially tomatoes.
He is survived by his best friend, and love of his life, Mary McCall of Taylorville. They enjoyed 22 years together. He is also survived by his sisters: Carol Bartolomucci of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, and Cheri Herman of Riverton; brother: Bud Combs of Petersburg; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Larry E. Combs.
Mr. Combs will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 11am on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. CDC guidelines will be followed including the use of masks and social distancing. Memorials in Garry’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Garry, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.