In Memoriam: Paul W. McCombs

We regret to inform you of the passing of Paul McCombs, of CFSA-member company Mac Machine and Metal Works. Paul W. McCombs, 87, co-founder of Mac Machine and Metal Works, died Thursday, November 5, 2015.

A Connersville, Indiana, native, Paul was born June 27, 1928, to Cecil and Molly Koepple McCombs and was a 1946 graduate of Connersville High School. He attended Purdue University. On September 15, 1948, he married the former Frances Messmer in Brookville. In 1951, Paul co-founded Mac Machine & Metal Works Inc., with his partner Eugene Krepp, where he worked until his retirement. He was also a veteran of the United States Army. Paul was named the 1991 Fayette County Citizen of the year. He was very active in the community and was formerly a member of the Connersville Utility Board, Connersville Country Club, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and the AMVETS Post 11. Twice, Paul was the Exalted Ruler of the Elks Lodge and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of the Shrine Club of Indianapolis and the Scottish Rite of Indianapolis. Paul loved to work and could build anything. In his leisure time, he enjoyed playing bridge and traveling with his wife, especially to Naples, Florida, in the winter.

In addition to his wife, Frances, of 67 years, Paul is survived by his children and their spouses: Eric McCombs and Doris, Janet Malone and John, all of Connersville; Lisa Huber and John of Wilkinson; Melanie McCarty and Ken of Anderson; and, twelve grandchildren and three great granddaughters.

Funeral services were held at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Doug Barton of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Dale Cemetery with military honors by the Fayette County Veterans Council. Memorial contributions may be made to Fayette County Humane Society.
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The CFSA officers, board of directors, and staff extend their sincerest condolences to the McCombs family.