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Lawrence "Jake" E. McCombs

April 25th, 1927 – June 20th, 2020

Lawrence "Jake" E. McCombs, 93, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 4:30 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton, IL. He was born on April 25, 1927 in Bader, IL, the son of Edward and Alma (Trone) McCombs. He married Estyl Gunter on November 1, 1989 in Astoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his son, Jeff (and Brandi) McCombs of Peoria, IL, daughter, Pam McCombs of Peoria, IL, 11 grandchildren, Ella McCombs, Cora McCombs, Anissa (and Matt) Plummer, Alisha (and Casey) Morrow, Dustin (and Heather) Cox, Tara (and Damon) Sherrod, Brandon Gunter, Ashley (and Brian) Griffin, Lacey (and Danny) France, Westin Gunter, Lexie Gunter, several great-grandchildren, 4 step-sons, Dan (and Bonnie) Gunter of Havana, IL, Tim Gunter of Roseville, IL, Tom Gunter of West Peoria, IL and Jim (and Tammy) Gunter Alexis, IL and brother, Robert Lee “Jake” McCombs of Astoria.

He is preceded by his sister, Erma Easley.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabees in World War II and the Korean War.

Jake drove a feed truck after returning from the Navy. He then went on to work for the State of Illinois Highway Department. He retired in 1989 from Caterpillar Tractor Company in Mossville, IL.

He was a member of the Astoria American Legion for over 70 years. He collected antiques and enjoyed doing yard work.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at the Astoria Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Astoria American Legion Post #25. Pastor Matthew Thiner will be officiating. Memorials may be made to EP!C in Peoria, IL or the Astoria American Legion Post #25.

Condolences


June 22nd, 2020

Our payers and sympathies to the family. So sorry for your loss. This last year has not been very good for Jake. Kerry & Bonnie Danner

June 22nd, 2020

Thinking of you, Estyl and family! Am
In Kansas City, Mo for a funeral tomorrow!!

June 22nd, 2020

Sorry forgot to sign! GARY and MARY Jean Sheets

June 22nd, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Deb Park

June 22nd, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. Bob and Melba Baker

June 22nd, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. Bob and Melba Baker

June 22nd, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Tommy and Pam Trone

June 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss!
Love you!
Jake, Lacey, Gracie and Bobby Welch!

June 23rd, 2020

Sorry for your loss, Estyl

June 23rd, 2020

Prayers for the family! thanks Jake for your military service ! Bill Weime. Sierra Vista Az

June 23rd, 2020

Sorry for your loss Estyl and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Marty and Stacy Danner

June 23rd, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Nancy Carithers

June 25th, 2020

I am so sorry Estyl, if you need anything we are right down the block please don’t be afraid to ask. Jake, was such a nice man and he will be missed!

June 26th, 2020

So sorry for your loss! Hugs & prayers. Mark & Mary S Clayton

June 26th, 2020

So sorry for your loss. JoEllen Myers

June 26th, 2020

So sorry for the families loss from Larry’s d Lisa Bucher

June 26th, 2020

So sorry for your loss.Daniel and Becky Hamm

June 26th, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss. Take care of yourself. Pam Burget.

June 26th, 2020

Our sympathy to you, Estyl, and all the families. May your sweet memories bring you comfort. Carolyn and Garth Cripe