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Bruce Barton Coombs, 78, retired from Philip Morris with 35 years’ service

SOUTHPORT — Bruce Barton Coombs, 78, peacefully passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

Bruce was born May 29, 1938, in Jeffersonville, Ind. He was a 1956 graduate of Jeffersonville High School, and he attended Indiana University in Bloomington. He retired from Philip Morris after working for 35 years as a devoted employee. Bruce was an avid golfer, dedicated IU basketball fan, and wine enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Dale Coombs; two sons, Andrew Thomas Coombs of Wilmington, N.C., and Joshua Parker Coombs of Southport, N.C.; two daughters, Kathy Coombs of Clarksville, Ind., and Julie Lander, and her husband, Greg, of Jeffersonville, Ind.; two granddaughters, Lindsey Dingeldein, and her husband, Patrick, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Stephanie Lander of Indianapolis, Ind.; great-granddaughter, Marybel Dingeldein; sister, Carol Ellis of Clarksville, Ind.; nephew, Scott Peyton; and three nieces, Paula Hardin, Pamela Piatt and Sandy Sorrells.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service until 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice in Bruce’s name.

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