October 30, 1947 - February 14, 2022
Geary L. Combs was born October 30, 1947 in Chadron, Nebraska to Tommy & Lucille (Dawkins) Combs and died February 14, 2022. As a child he moved to Valentine, Nebraska. He graduated from high school in 1966 and attended the University of Nebraska. He graduated from UNL in 1970 with a degree in Construction Science. In 1969 he married Linda (Randall) and they had two children, Jason & Kelly. He began his career with NEBCO while still a student at UNL and stayed with the NEBCO family for 43 years until his retirement in 2014. He retired as Vice President, General Manager of Watkins Concrete Block Company in Omaha, NE. He had a life-long passion for aviation, earning his private pilot’s license when he was 16 years old. He became an instrument rated pilot and spent many years flying his own plane, visiting friends and family and flying simply for the joy it brought him. This commitment to general aviation continued beyond the airplane and extended into public service with many years as a member of the Blair Airport Authority, serving as Chairman. The growth of the Blair Airport was one of his passions and he worked tirelessly to ensure that growth while also setting future plans in place. Geary was very active in the Omaha business community during his professional career. One association that has continued even after his retirement is his involvement with the Business Breakfast Club of Omaha. He developed many close relationships with the BBC members and was still serving as the Club treasurer at the time of his death. An avid outdoorsman, Geary spent as many hours as possible hunting, fishing and enjoying the beauty of nature. The greatest passion and pride in his life has been his children and grandchildren. He leaves the strong legacy of a loving family. He is survived by his wife, Linda, son Jason (Resa), daughter Kelly and grandchildren Thane (Rachel), Colin, Michael & Rebekah. Visitation will be Thursday, February 17th at St Francis Borgia Catholic Church from 5-7 pm with the Vigil Service at 7 pm. The funeral will be Friday, February 18th at 10 am at St Francis Borgia Catholic Church with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery in Blair. A luncheon will follow in the Church social hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St Francis Borgia Catholic Church or to the Blair Volunteer Fire Department.
Geary L. Combs was born October 30, 1947 in Chadron, Nebraska to Tommy & Lucille (Dawkins) Combs and died February 14, 2022. As a child he moved to Valentine, Nebraska. He graduated from high school in 1966... View Obituary & Service Information
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