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Bobby Combs
Date: 6/7/2018
Location: Winston-Salem

Robert Lee (Bobby) Combs, 85, of Winston-Salem went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center. Bobby was born June 15, 1932 in Mt. Airy (Surry County), NC a son of the late Friel and Cora Combs. He was a retired manager for Food Fair (Food Lion) for forty three years. Bobby served in the National Guard, was a member of Bethlehem Church where he served on numerous boards at the church. On October 25, 1952 he married Billie Jean Beckerdite who survives of the home. Surviving in addition to his wife is nieces, Susan Holston and Cynthia Murray; great niece, Stephanie Mathis and great-great nieces, Rosemary Williams, Molly Williams and Lizzie Sipkay. A graveside service will be held at 4:00 pm Sunday at Bethlehem Church Cemetery with Rev. Bryan Hullette officiating. There will be no formal visitation. J.C. Green and Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to the Combs family at


I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember all the good times that we had when we came to your home. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you! Vicki
~ Vicki Overbey-Meredith Winston-Salem , North Carolina
Billie, we are so saddened to hear of Bobby’s death. He always exemplified who a role model should be. The lives he touched will remember him as a real gentlemen and man of faith. Our sympathy is with you.
~ Sylvia and Ben Sink Winston-salem , North Carolina
A quiet, efficient gentleman, The one who made Food Fair a great place to shop. So sorry for your loss.
~ dewilla murphy winston-salem , North Carolina
i had the pleasure to work with mr combs as his assistance manager at food fair thurway shopping center.i will always have the upper most respect and the love as if i were his son.he was such a great and understanding man.a man of god who always respected others
~ Edward Steve Golden mount airy , North Carolina
Billie and family, we were so sorry to learn of Bobby's passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.
~ Sharron Morgan Linville Winston-Salem , North Carolina
Sorry for your loss. Paul and I have great memories of our short visits in the aisles at Food Fair on our holiday visits! Fond memories of you both. Our sincere sympathy to you all.
~ Billie Combs Wall Ocean Coty , Maryland
Sorry for your loss.My prayers and thoughts are with you in your time of loss. Growing up we had such good times at your house many great mamories.Love to all.❤
~ Veronica Sapp Winston Salem , North Carolina
So sorry for your loss,my prayers & thoughts are with you at this time of loss.have such good memories of the times spent at your home growing up.Love Veronica
~ Veronica Overbey Sapp Winston Salem , North Carolina
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Bobby Combs this week. We are extremely grateful to have known him and his love for our Lord. We pray for Billie and the entire family for God's grace and comfort in this time of grief. Thank you for the opportunity to share and experience the love of God with you.
~ Allen & Doris Tyndall Kannapolis , North Carolina
Jean and I were saddened to hear of the loss of Bobby. He was such a kind and gentle person. Our prayers are with Billie and family. William and Jean Beckerdite
~ William Beckerdite Newport News , Virginia
Bobby was the kindest man I’ve ever known. I was lucky to have him as a Father figure in my early years. I dearly love you, Billie & Bobby! I was treated as a family member by the entire family for years. It was such a blessing in my young life. Thank you Bobby for making this world a much better place! ❤️ He called me Angelota, God please bless this family as they have blessed others. Angie Tucker
~ Angela Tucker Siloam , North Carolina