September 20, 1944 ~ May 2, 2020

Born in: Homer , LA
Resided in: Aurora , CO

John Wesley Combs was born September 20, 1944 to Mack and Angelene Combs in Homer, Louisiana. He was the 10th child of twelve. There were six brothers and six sisters. His brothers’ names were: Mack, Willie Ivory, Willie Drew, Odis, and Almer Ray. The sisters’ names were: Ella Mae Combs, Annie Andrews, Enora Johnson, Elnora Williams, Cleola Williams and Rose Thomas. He was baptized at an early age at Rocky Mountain Baptist Church in Homer, Louisiana.
After graduating from Mayfield High School, he entered the military, signing up to be in the Army. He was a sergeant stationed in Ulm, Germany, and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. In Kentucky, he met Brenda Joyce Kendrick. They were married on August 30, 1969. They moved to Colorado where on July 4, 1970, they had their only child, John Wesley Combs II.
He was employed at Champion Office Products, followed by McKesson Office and then Nationwide Papers as a Shipping Manager.
In the early 1980s, he became a member of King Baptist Church in Colorado. He served many years as a member of the choir and the head of the videography department, filming numerous weddings and other church events. This became a personal business that led him to filming many non-church events and ceremonies throughout the Denver Metro area. In 2009 he became a member of the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church.
In his leisure time, he started filming various documentaries and other film projects. He helped others in their endeavors to become videographers as well; being a mentor to those interested in the craft. He was an avid follower of sports, particularly football, which he played in high school.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing which he did with friends and family.
As a quiet man, he spoke meaningfully, but could just as easily joke and laugh with his family and friends. He would be remembered by family as the practical joker of the family as well as the one concerned with all of the others’ welfare, being proactive in aiding in matters in which all were involved.
He will best be remembered by his friends for offering an ear to listen to their life’s troubles and offering key advice for them to act on.
John Wesley Combs passed away quietly on May 2, 2020 at the Medical Center of Aurora. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda, his son John, one brother Almer Ray Combs (Tina), two sisters Cleola Williams and Rose Thomas (Calvin), three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.


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  1. My deepest condolences to Brendee’ , John Jr., and entire family. I was floored when I heard of my dear and long time Friend and AKA Commis’ home going. Commis you will be missed my brother. Thank you to the Commis family for sharing him with me and so many. He was a great supported of his dear wife Brendee’ doing her years of teaching God’s Word at King Baptist Church! Though often quite, he was profound in religion, politics, technician (excellent video trainer and entrepreneur), King Baptist Church was fortunate to have Commis as the Video expert), an advent hunter too! He once shared with me about when hunting once a bear came scratching outside his single-man tent and that he was so scared, but he knew not to move an inch or make a sound! Moreover, he had something for that bear if it had got into the tent!! God gave to him and he gave to others; Commis as a giver gave me so much he shared so much knowledge with me and he also utilized my transportation service verses calling-on a Taxi Service! Brendee’ please know though we are not there in body yet in out thoughts and prayers. Peace unto you and family. He beat us in, RIP! Deacon Davis

  2. Hello Brenda, I was sorry to hear of your loss. When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange, hold on to your memories of Wesley, as you know memories are the legacy of love. GOD bless you.
    Marcenia, Johnnie
    Marketta and Trysha Riley

  3. Brenda, you have our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and yours during this difficult time. May God’s blessings shower down and comfort you.

  4. Brenda, our deepest condolences to you and your family.
    I had the privilege of knowing the Combs for over 30 years. Thank you Brenda for sharing your husband with so many of us. His kindness and the many videos he has done for many will last forever. His kindness to all will not be forgotten.
    If there is anything that we can do during this difficult time and beyond, please let me know.
    The Washington’s.

  5. My dear auntie Brenda and cousin John,

    Words can not express the sadness we all feel at the passing of uncle Wesley. He left an impact on all of us and will never be forgotten.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this painful time. We love you and are here.

  6. I love you Uncle Wesley and I’m really going to miss you. My heart aches
    Love you always
    Your niece Linda

  7. I’m in shock at this moment to learn of this loss. I remember John as a fun loving and very kind man. He adored his wife of 50 years.

  8. We are so sorry to hear this! Condolences and deepest sympathies from our family to yours. God’s Grace and strength to you and your family during this trying time.
    Nate & Betty Hooks

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