Joe Howard Combee, age 87, passed away on April 28, 2013 at Kaiser Permanente in Ontario. He was born in Celina, Texas but has been a resident in the Alta Loma area for over 65 years. Joe served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII and was one of only a few survivors of his battalion after being in the first wave of infantry at the battle of Iwo Jima. Upon his return from battle, Joe became an Electrical Contractor and went into business for himself. He owned and operated Combee Electric in Ontario, CA for over 60 years. Joe is survived by his wife; Cheri E. Combee, his sons; Craig (Cherise) Hunt and Howard Combee, his daughter; Connie Dearborn, his grandchildren; Ashley H., Brian, Heather, Josh, Ashley D., Chris, and Grace, and by his 6 great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Chapel, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA 92505. Interment will follow, with full Military Honors, at Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518.