North Wilkesboro, N.C. Jerry Lee Combs, Executive Vice President of SunBelt Furniture Xpress, passed away on December 30,2006 at the age of 63.
Mr. Combs was born October 9, 1943 in Baltimore Maryland to Roscoe and Leona Combs.
Jerry began his career with Billings Trucking Company in North Wilkesboro N.C. after graduation from college in the mid 60's. He rose through the ranks and held various management positions including Vice President of Sales. In 1989, Jerry joined Norton Ramsey Motor Lines which later became SunBelt Furniture Xpress. He held the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing until his death.
He is survived by his wife Linda Moye Combs of the home; two daughters, Dawn Swink and husband,Dwaine of Charlotte, Jeri Curl and husband,Nathan of Wilmington; one step daughter, Kelly Nelson of North Wilkesboro:one sister, Barbara Inscore and husband Rex of Wilkesboro; one brother Rex Combs and wife Bernice of Wilkesboro; three grandchildren, Austin Clay Swink, Kelan Nathanial Curl and Stephanie S. Jarvis and one great-grandaughter Zoie Faith Jarvis.
Jerry was loved by everyone he came into contact with. His philosophy on life was “If you did not have a smile he would give you his”. The furniture industry will not be the same without him!!! His encouragement lives on in all of us that knew him.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 6000 Fairview Road.Suite 200, Charlotte N.C. 28210.
Loyde Estes, long time SunBelt Furniture Xpress owner-operator, passed away on Saturday, July 24th, 2010.
Loyde was the consummate truck driving professional who put his customer's needs ahead of his own and represented himself, his profession and SunBelt Furniture Xpress in a positive way. He was a devoted family man who loved his grandchildren, family, church family and especially his God. Loyde enjoyed riding horses, driving a truck, and was avid New York Yankees fan. All of us here at SunBelt and his family appreciate the support and condolences we have received from Loyde's many customers in Alabama and other areas. Loyde was the type of person who was grateful for what he had and appreciative and helpful to others who he met along the way.
Loyde is survived by his wife, two daughters and nine grandchildren, a brother and two sisters.