Born October 17, 1936 in Buckhorn, KY, he was the son of Burnis Combs and Ollie Morris who have both preceded him in death.
Sonny attended Tampico Schools and joined the Army, where he served in the Korean War (1954-1957). He retired from the American Can Company and drove a truck for Morgan Packing Company in Austin, IN. Sonny was a member of Safe Harbor Church of God, VFW Post #6582 in Austin, IN, American Legion in Seymour, IN, Scott Masonic Lodge 120, and the United Steel Workers Union.
On February 5, 1991 in Buckhorn, KY, he married Thelma (Spencer) Julian Combs who survives in Crothersville, IN.
Other survivors include his daughter, Michele D. Helt of Jackson County, IN, an adopted son, Steven Combs of Jackson County, IN, 2 stepsons, Rick (Shannon) Julian of Scottsburg, IN and Randy D. (Kristie) Julian of Scottsburg, IN, 2 granddaughters, Samantha Brittian and Madison Helt both of Jackson County, IN, 1 great grandson, Rylon Emery O’Sullivan of Crothersville, IN, 4 step grandchildren, Benjamin Julian, Holli McNeeley -Julian, Clinton Julian, and Kaytlyn Julian, all of Scottsburg, IN, 1 sister, Juanita (Chester) Fletcher of Crothersville, IN, several nieces and nephews, and his miniature schnauzer, Lexie whom he loved and she loved him.
He was preceded in death by his late wife, Betty Jo (Hignite) Combs, a son, Jeffery Dewayne Combs, a grandchild, Eli O’Sullivan, and a brother, Sam Morris.
Sonny was a joyful, loving, outgoing prankster who loved laughter and loved to flirt. He was Thelma’s rock and will be missed dearly.
Friends may visit from 4:00-8:00PM on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home and Crematory in Crothersville, IN and on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from Noon-1:00PM.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, IN. Military graveside services and burial will follow the funeral service immediately at Crothersville Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Sonny to Riley Hospital for Children c/o Adams Funeral Homes and Crematory.