Wednesday August 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln
10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Robert Coombs Sr., 90, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on
August 18, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Robert was born on August 1, 1926 in Lincoln, son of
William and Henrietta “Bertha” Rodgers Coombs. He
married Maxine Routson on February 1, 1953 in
Lincoln. She survives him.
Also surviving Robert are his children: Marsha
Plymell of Clinton, Linda (Bob) Reed of Clinton,
Suzette Robinson of Lincoln, and Robert (Valerie)
Coombs Jr. of Lincoln; two brothers: Gene Coombs of
California and George Wayne Coombs of Florida; three
sisters: Joan Heidbreder of Lincoln, Gloria
(Richard) Craig of Beason, and Joyce Bailey of
Lincoln; seven grandchildren, eleven great
grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers:
John and Earl Coombs, one sister: Betty Washam, and
one grandson: David Reed.
Robert was a U.S. Navy veteran during WWII. He
enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his
grandchildren, and making things for them. He also
retired from the Lincoln Bottle Factory.
Services for Robert will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday
August 25, 2016 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral
Home in Lincoln, with Michael Mallick and Scott
Marsh officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00
p.m. Wednesday August 24, 2016 also at the funeral
home. Burial at New Union Cemetery will follow the
Memorials may be made in Roberts name to the Humane
Society of Logan County, the Alzheimer’s
Association, or the Logan County Paramedics
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