Hubert S. Coombes, 88, of Van Buren passed away Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at his home. He was born July 25, 1929, in Blackwater, Mo., to the late Ellis and Ollie Coombes. He was the retired co-owner/operator of Coombes Construction and was a member of First Baptist Church in Van Buren for 52 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola E. Coombes; a son, Larry Coombes; a daughter-in-law, Debbie Coombes; and a grandson, Jason Coombes.

He is survived by a daughter, Lori Jones of Van Buren; two sons, Rick Coombes of Van Buren and Bruce Coombes of Dyer; a brother, David Coombes of Alma; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Hall Cemetery in Natural Dam under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

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