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Donivan "Charlie" Combs

Donivan Allen "Charlie" Combs, age 67, of Lamar, Missouri passed away April 7, 2022.          Charlie was born August 15, 1954 in Lamar, MO, to Jimmie Dale Combs and Dorothy Alma (Plain) Combs. Charlie was a graduate of Lamar High School.    Charlie learned his work ethic working with his parents at Jim and Charlie's Market. Charlie had a long career with MODOT in Lamar, spending his last few years as a maintenance supervisor in Greenfield before retiring in 2015. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Elk's Lodge, Metro and riding his Harley with the ROMEO's. He had a passion for drag racing whether as a driver or a spectator. Quieter days were spent on the banks of a good fishing pond, always sharing his catch with family and friends.   Survivors include a daughter, Annie Combs (Louis Pratt); a step-son, Justin Sprouls (Tara Meyer), all of Lamar; four grandchildren, Jessi Pratt, Scarlette Pratt, Santana Sprouls and Roxy Sprouls; and one brother, Johnnie Lee (Brenda) Combs of Raytown, Missouri.   Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and sister-in-law, Jimmie Dale and Sue Combs; two sisters, Colleen Calton and Terri Elswick.    A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be shared at
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