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Darwin W. Combs

December 15, 1946 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 74)

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Darwin W. Combs, age 74, of Auburn passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Mr. Combs was born on December 15, 1946 in Auburn to Cleo and Phyllis (Grimm) Combs.  He was a 1965 graduate of Butler High School.

Darwin honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1965 through 1967 during the Vietnam War.

He married the love of his life, Norma Jean Hurd on October 24, 1973 in Angola.  Darwin’s whole life revolved around Norma and they did everything together and truly enjoyed their life together. 

Mr. Combs owned and operated his own bakery in Garrett for several years before going to work at the Auburn Foundry for 20 years.  After working at the foundry he worked for Tower Automotive in Auburn for 5 years before retiring in 2019.

He enjoyed decorating the house for holidays, especially during Halloween and Christmas.  He also liked fishing and traveling with Norma Jean.  They especially enjoyed traveling to Branson, Missouri every year for his Marine Corps reunion. 

Survivors include: 

His wife of 48 years; Norma Jean Combs of Auburn.

Son; Chipper Combs of West Virginia.

Son; Robert Lee “Bobby” Duncan Jr. of Auburn.

7 grandchildren.

Brother and sister-in-law; Claude and Connie Combs of Butler.

Brother and sister-in-law; Marion and Laura Waters of Garrett.

Sister and brother-in-law; Anna and Jon Geraghty of Linton, Indiana.

Brother-in-law; David Hurd of Garrett.

Many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; Cleo Combs and his mother; Phyllis Davis, his daughter; Tammy Combs, one brother; John Combs, three sisters; Lana Pope, Carolyn Combs and Phyllis Ann Waters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Albertson officiating.

Burial will take place at the Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett.

Memorial donations may be directed to American Cancer Society, 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278.

Condolences may be sent to the family at and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.

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November 18, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Service
November 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

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