Mark Goodwin Combs


Mark Goodwin Combs, age 39, of Tazewell, VA collapsed while installing fence at a local farm and later died at the Tazewell Community Hospital on Monday, July 15, 2019. Born March 30, 1980 in Tazewell, VA, he was a son of Elene M. Combs of Tazewell, VA and the late Honorable Frederick H. Combs, II. He was a loving son, brother, father and uncle. A 1998 graduate of Tazewell High School, Mark was a gifted athlete and avid reader. He especially cherished time spent with his only daughter, Clair Noel Combs, age 5, and hoped to take her sailing, which was one of his passions. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister, Kelly Noel Combs Necessary.
He is survived by his mother, Elene M. Combs, daughter, Clair Noel Combs (mother Deanna), sisters, Amy Combs (Billy), Emily Combs Davis (Eddie) and brother, Eric Combs (Leigh Ann); brother in law, Andy Necessary; ten nieces and nephews: Spenser, Carter, Conner, Parker, Haden, Trey, Asher, Annabella, Elaina and Edison, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 PM Friday, July 19, 2019 at Tazewell Presbyterian Church where a memorial service will be conducted at 3 PM with the Reverend Dr. Dave Gilbert and the Reverend Bob Button officiating. A brief reception will be held in the fellowship hall following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Mark's memory.
Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home of Tazewell, VA is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
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Katherine Napier
Jul 19, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Mark Goodwin Combs by Katherine Napier.  Send flowers
Nina Thomas Buie
Jul 18, 2019
Prayers for your family!!! The heavens above have gained a talented angel.
Stephanie (Deskins) Jessee
Jul 18, 2019
Sending prayers and condolences to the Combs family. I am so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing.
Les and Mary Denson
Jul 18, 2019
Our deepest Sympathy; we are so sorry for the loss of Mark and will keep the family in our prayers. May God hold you tightly in his arms.
John Groseclose
Jul 18, 2019
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Mark Goodwin Combs by John Groseclose.  Send flowers
Katie Strong Allred
Jul 17, 2019
My heart and prayers are with you Combs family. I can't imagine the loss you have experienced and I pray for comfort and peace for your family.
Norah and Mickey Nutter
Jul 17, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Mark’s passing. My heart hurts for you Elene. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Norah