Ira Combs Brashear, Jr.
Published 9:59 am Thursday, October 27, 2022
Ira Combs Brashear, Jr. was born in Irvine, KY. to Ira Combs and Grace Guy Brashear on July 20, 1926 and passed on to be with his Lord and Savior on October 25, 2022. Ira was the third born of their five children. His siblings were Dorotha Brashear Beatty, Dr. Robert Brashear, Lewis Brashear and Mildred Brashear Crawford. He attended Trapp School and Clark County Schools. At age 17 in 1944, he joined the Navy and served two years on the USS LST 866 in the South Pacific.
Ira was hired by Delco Products after the war and moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he met the love of his life, Hildred Faye Smith, on a blind date. They were married a few months later. Their two children, Deborah Lynn and Ira Douglas were born in Dayton. The family moved to Waynesville, Ohio a few years until Ira was hired by IBM in Lexington.
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Ira’s work with IBM took him from Lexington to Austin, Texas and back to Lexington. After many years of work with IBM, Ira and Faye retired in Winchester and attended First Baptist Church there. They enjoyed family reunions, camping, and RV road trips to visit their grandsons. Ira also had a local delivery service, Brashear Quick Delivery, for a number of years.
Ira loved the Lord. Many years he taught Sunday School and served as a deacon. He loved his family, even working extra jobs and sacrificing to put his children through college. He loved his work. He enjoyed mechanical engineering, always thinking how create new and better ways to make things work.
Ira is survived by his children: Deborah and Gene Carrington, Doug Brashear; grandsons: David Carrington, Greg Brashear and Geoff Brashear; and great grandchildren: Isaac Carrington, Emilie Carrington, Jace Carrington, Henry Brashear and Julian Brashear.
A Celebration of Life will be November 2nd at First Baptist Church, 32 E. Lexington Ave., Winchester, KY. Visitation will be from 10-11am, service will be at 11am. Arrangements in care of Scobee Funeral Home.
The family would like to thank Lewie and Marilyn Brashear for loving and caring for Ira (or Uncle I.C.) these past few years.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Winchester First Baptist Church, 32 E Lexington Ave, Winchester, Kentucky 40301. To sign the online guestbook visit www.ScobeeFuneral Home.com.