1936 - 2012

C.A. "BO" COMBEE – 75 - Farmer/Rancher
LAKELAND - -C.A. "Bo" Combee was born July 3, 1936 in Lakeland, Florida and passed away peacefully in his home Monday January 23, 2012 due to cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren, his Pastor, and his friends, Paul, Pat, Gene, and Jan.
 Bo was a life-long producer. At 75, he still liked to play in the dirt. Bo owned and operated Combee Sod for many years. He enjoyed raising fruits and vegetables, cattle, Quarter horses, bird dogs, and deer dogs.
 As a young man, he spent 4 years with the Lakeland Police Dept. He was good with the gun and rod, spending his free time hunting and fishing the woods and lakes near his home. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren's ball games and listening to his friends play guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, and sing. The "roots of his raising ran deep". He enjoyed the simple things in life and he was kind and generous to all. His philosophy in both life and business was to give people a little more than they bargained for.
 Bo is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary, daughter Charlotte Combee, son Neil (Linda) Combee, daughter Sandra Harrison, daughter Lori (Dan) Drew, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sisters, Irma Walker, Murnah Sexton, Shirley Hand, Dorothy Collins and dozens of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
 He was preceded in death by his parents Farris and Velma Combee, brothers Carlis Combee, and Leroy Combee. Bo was a member of the Gapway Baptist Church.
 Visitation will be Wednesday from at Gapway Baptist Church.
 Funeral services will be Thursday at the church with interment to follow at Oak Hill Burial Park. Arrangements by Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes, Northside Chapel.- Ledger, Jan. 25, 2012

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