We’ve Moved! 400 Hammond Road West

Derek McCombs

April 2, 1974 - March 24, 2019
Traverse City, MI


Informal Gathering

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Traverse City Life Story Funeral Home
Traverse City Location
400 Hammond Road West
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-9034
Driving Directions


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Andrew McCombs, for an educational fund for Sydney and Alexis.


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Cherryland Floral
1208 S. Garfield
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 941-5761
Driving Directions
Web Site

Blossom Shop
1023 E. Eighth St.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-9470
Driving Directions
Web Site

Flower Station
341 W. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 946-1742
Driving Directions
Web Site

Lilies Of The Alley
227 E. State St - Alley
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 360-3620
Web Site

Premier Floral Design and Gift Emporium
800 Cottageview Dr., Ste 55
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 947-1167
Driving Directions

Life Story / Obituary


Derek McCombs, age 44 of Traverse City, died on March 24, 2019. He was the 2nd son of Philip Bruce McCombs and Karon Lee (McCoy) McCombs.

Derek graduated from Traverse City Central High School in 1992 and went on to study business at NMC. He played baseball as a child and in high school, earning him the nickname “Lefty.” He enjoyed fishing and boating, loved barbeques with family and friends, and was an avid U of M sports fan.

Derek had a heart of gold. He made friends wherever he went and was loved by everyone.

Derek is survived by his children, Sydney McCombs, Alexis McCombs, and step-son, Grant Thompson; parents, Karon McCombs and Philip (Lois) McCombs; siblings, Andrew (Jamie) McCombs and Jason (Peggy Roach) McCombs; nieces, Sarah McCombs and Oona McCombs; nephew, Nicholas McCombs; stepbrothers, David Alexander, William Alexander, and Seth Alexander.

Memorial contributions may be made to his brother, Andrew McCombs, for an educational fund for Sydney and Alexis. An informal gathering will be held 2:00 – 4:00pm on his birthday, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.