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Apollo Range Instrumentation Aircraft
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Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft
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Charles Palmer Coombs Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft Charles   Palmer   Coombs,   86,   of   Davidson,   NC   died   May   31,   2017.   He   was   born   on   May   6, 1931    in    Kalamazoo,    MI    to    the    late    Palmer    and    Genevieve    Coombs.    He    earned    an engineering   degree   from   the   University   of   Colorado   and   was   commissioned   as   an   officer   in the   US   Air   Force,   based   at   Wright   Patterson   Air   Force   Base   in   Dayton,   OH.   His   33   year military   and   civilian   career   included   flight   testing   generations   of   new   aircraft   and   culminated as   Chief   Engineer   of   the ARIA   program.   In   the   following   31   years   of   retirement   and   with   his wife   by   his   side,   he   lived   out   his   lifelong   dream   and   sailing   passion,   as   captain   of   the   sloop L'Aventure,   cruising   from   Maine   to   the   Bahamas   and   many   points   between.   When   not   at sea,   he   embraced   lakeside   living   in   Davidson,   NC,   piloting   radio   controlled   aircraft   with   the RC   Wingers,   and   serving   with   the   Lions   Club. Above   all,   his   faith   was   in   Jesus   and   he   loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. Survivors   include   his   wife   Marcia   Sugg   Coombs;   son,   David   and   wife   Rebekah   of   Keller, TX; daughter,   Genevieve   Primos   and   husband   William   of   Johns   Creek,   GA;   grandchildren, Stephen, William and Julia. Memorials may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation via npcf.us. A   memorial   service   will   be   held   at   2   PM   Sunday,   June   4   in   the   chapel   of   James   Funeral Home. A   reception   will   follow   in   the   community   room   of   James   Funeral   Home.   Burial   will   be private at Salisbury National Cemetery.
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Charles Palmer Coombs Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft Charles   Palmer   Coombs,   86,   of   Davidson,   NC   died May    31,    2017.    He    was    born    on    May    6,    1931    in Kalamazoo,   MI   to   the   late   Palmer   and   Genevieve Coombs.   He   earned   an   engineering   degree   from   the University   of   Colorado   and   was   commissioned   as   an officer   in   the   US Air   Force,   based   at   Wright   Patterson Air   Force   Base   in   Dayton,   OH.   His   33   year   military and   civilian   career   included   flight   testing   generations of   new   aircraft   and   culminated   as   Chief   Engineer   of the    ARIA    program.    In    the    following    31    years    of retirement   and   with   his   wife   by   his   side,   he   lived   out his   lifelong   dream   and   sailing   passion,   as   captain   of the    sloop    L'Aventure,    cruising    from    Maine    to    the Bahamas   and   many   points   between.   When   not   at sea,   he   embraced   lakeside   living   in   Davidson,   NC, piloting   radio   controlled   aircraft   with   the   RC   Wingers, and   serving   with   the   Lions   Club.   Above   all,   his   faith was   in   Jesus   and   he   loved   spending   time   with   his wife, children, grandchildren and friends. Survivors    include    his    wife    Marcia    Sugg    Coombs; son,   David   and   wife   Rebekah   of   Keller, TX;   daughter, Genevieve    Primos    and    husband    William    of    Johns Creek,    GA;    grandchildren,    Stephen,    William    and Julia. Memorials   may   be   made   to   the   National   Pancreatic Cancer Foundation via npcf.us. A   memorial   service   will   be   held   at   2   PM   Sunday, June   4   in   the   chapel   of   James   Funeral   Home.   A reception   will   follow   in   the   community   room   of   James Funeral    Home.    Burial    will    be    private    at    Salisbury National Cemetery.