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Dr. Gregory Scott Combs passed away on January 18, at age 44, after a 21-month battle with brain cancer.
Greg was born on February 6, 1973, and although born in Clovis, New Mexico, he considered himself a Texan from birth.
Greg grew up in Muleshoe, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he met his wife, Lorin, while a DJ at the UT campus radio station, KTSB. Greg transferred to the University of Texas at Dallas, where he graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science. Greg went on to earn a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Political Science. After serving several years as a professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University, Greg joined Oracle Corporation as a Senior Principal Applications Engineer.
Greg’s life-long interests included Texas Longhorn football, woodworking, playing the guitar, restoring his ’65 Ford F100 pick-up “Old Blue”, drinking Texas beer, listening to Texas music, such as Adam Carroll, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keene, and, of course, eating Franklin BBQ.
Greg is survived by his wife of 19 years, Lorin; his two children, Sofie and Landrum; his beloved in-laws, Larry and Denise Williams; sister-in-law, Madeleine Williams; his parents, Larry and Berta Combs, and brothers, Jeremy and Jeff Combs
Donations in memory of Greg can be made to Head for the Cure, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for brain cancer research, of which a portion is given to researchers in Central Texas. Visit, select “Memorials” and find Greg’s memorial.
The family would like to recognize the exceptional care of Dr. Morris Groves, Dr. James Waldron and Rachel Smith, PA.
Condolences may be sent to:

Rhea Gonzales


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