John V. “Jack” McCombs, age 77, passed away September 8, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, IN.
Jack was born in Hammond, IN and was raised in Monticello, IN. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and attended Indiana University and Indiana Business College.
Jack served in the 890th of the Army Reserve during the Vietnam era.
He was a real estate broker for over 40 years, most recently with Mike Thomas Associates. As a REALTOR, he served as President of the Fort Wayne Area Association of REALTORS in 1990 and President of the Indiana Association of REALTORS in 1998. Awards included REALTOR of the Year from the Ft. Wayne Area Association of REALTORS/UPSTAR in 1990 and 1998, the REALTOR of the Year from the Indiana Association of REALTORS in 1999, and the Indiana Association of REALTORS Distinguished Service Award in 2014. Prior to his death, he was a real estate commissioner for the Indiana Real Estate Commission.
Civic activities included President of the Fort Wayne Neighborhood Partnership for seven years, member of the NIPSCO Advisory Board, and he was a current board member on the Board of Directors of Brightpoint in Fort Wayne.
Jack’s greatest joys were spending time with his family and friends at his home on Hamilton Lake and working in his garage. He loved to travel and take vacations with his family and friends. Jack enjoyed attending the various activities his grandchildren were involved in including band and choir concerts, baton competitions, and various sporting events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert McCombs and Doris (Robert) Brown and his son, John Bradley McCombs.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Pat, his children Jennifer (Nick) Metzger, Melissa (Chris) Roop, Jessica (Jeff) Diemer, and Will Henry, his grandchildren Trevor (Megan) Roop, Jordan Roop, Cameron Metzger, Lily Metzger, Isabel Diemer, Ryan Metzger, and Alex Diemer. Also surviving are his sister Dianne Guevin and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 11:00 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with calling 1 hour prior to the service.
Calling will also be Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hamilton United Methodist Church, Brightpoint, or Tunnel 2 Towers Foundation.
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