September 10, 2022, 82, Goldsboro –
William Arthur “Bud” Combs, 82, exchanged the embraces of his family for the embrace of his loving Lord on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Bud was born in Wayne County to the late O’Neal Combs and Lonnie Radford Worrell on January 28, 1940.
Working for Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated in Goldsboro, Bud dedicated forty-five years to the business. He retired as the General Manager after a fulfilling career of devoted service.
Bud’s dedication to civic duty was equally as impressive as his lengthy career. Serving as a board member of the Wayne County Boys and Girls Club, Lenoir and Wayne County Red Cross boards, and the Kinston and Goldsboro Exchange Clubs, Bud saw it as his duty to give back to the communities that had richly blessed him over the years. Also serving as a member of the Military Affairs Committee and the Goldsboro Elks Lodge Post 139 B.P.O.E., he was honored to invest in the needs of his community members, especially the veterans who proudly served our country.
An avid golfer, Bud maintained membership at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course where he enjoyed time on the greens as often as possible.
Faithful in attendance and service, Bud worshiped at the Liberty Pentecostal Holiness Church in Goldsboro.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Seymour Funeral Home in Goldsboro. A service to celebrate Bud’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Pastor Berry House officiating. The interment will be in Wayne Memorial Park.
Bud is survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty Lou Combs; daughter, Pam Reason, and husband, Jerry; son, Keith Combs, and wife, Denise; step-son, Rodney Smith and wife, Belinda; step-daughter, Robin Grady; sister, Shirley Head; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Combs, and brother, Billy Ray Combs.
Flowers are welcome or memorials may be given in Bud’s memory to:
Liberty Pentecostal Holiness Church
206 Country Day Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530
Kitty Askins Hospice Center
107 Handley Park Court
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Services are entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.