Mayor John Wynne Coombs

Born in Nashville, TN on May 10, 1945

Departed on March 6, 2018 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Mayor John Wynne Coombs – 72, Survived by his wife of 50 years, Linda Warren
Coombs. daughter, Kelly Coombs Woodis (Brad); son, Chris Coombs; grandchildren,
Meagan, Madie and Eli Woodis; mother, Sue Coombs; sister, Carolyn Taylor (Bill);
sister-in-law and brother-in-law Faye & Farrar Clendenin; several nieces, nephews,
greats, and very special family friends. John was a member and active Elder at
Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He also served on the Board
Deacons at GCPC. John served as mayor of Goodlettsville since 2012, prior to that
he was on the city’s Board of Commissioners, the Planning and Zoning Board, and
served as Vice Mayor. He was also a member of the Goodlettsville Help Center Board,
the Sumner County Council of Government, the Regional Transit Authority and the
Metro Planning Organization. John was a veteran and served as a 1st Lieutenant in the
US Army. For many years he coached Goodlettsville Baseball at Moss Wright Park.
Visitation for John will be held Friday from 3 – 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM – 2 PM at
the Goodlettsville Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiated by Pastor Tim Stutler.
The funeral and Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday at 2 PM at GCPC.
Honored friends will be: The Challenger Class, The Go-Getters, The Board of Deacons
& Elders at GCPC; residents and employees of the City of Goodlettsville and the
Optical World. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leaving a
Legacy at GCPC.

8 Comments to Mayor John Wynne Coombs

  1. Howard Bradley Robertson County Mayor
    March 8, 2018 10:30 am

    John was a wonderful man and a compassionate leader who cared for everyone. I shall miss him

  2. Angela Deel, Assistant Principal, Goodlettsville Middle School
    March 8, 2018 10:52 am

    My friend, John Coombs, was one of the first people I met when we moved back into the new building at Goodlettsville Middle School. There simply was not a kinder, more caring man anywhere in our beloved city. There was no favor too big or too small, and he was the picture of what Goodlettsville is and should always be. God bless you, John, and your family. I will look forward to seeing you again one day in Heaven!

  3. Pat Schmidt
    March 8, 2018 6:08 pm

    I never saw John without a big smile on his face. Smitty and I would attend various meetings at City Hall and John would always out and give me a big hug and shake hands with Smitty. The last time I got a hug from him was about a week before he got his promotion to Heaven. It was at Liz’s Kitchen. I told him I’d be praying for him. I’ll miss those smiles and hugs but I know he is in a better place. God bless you Linda, Chris, Kelly, Carolyn, Sue and the grandchildren. I was honored when he asked Smitty and me to work the polls for him during his last election.

  4. Tracy and Toby Swager
    March 9, 2018 8:06 am

    What a servant and beautiful example of community. We are so thankful for John’s leadership in our community and his example. Praying for comfort for all his family and friends.

  5. DAN BLOODWORTH
    March 9, 2018 4:31 pm

    A GREAT SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE PUBLIC ALL AROUND HIM AND A GOOD FRIEND . I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PROUD TO CALL JOHN MY FRIEND . I AND EVERYONE THAT HAS EVER KNOW JOHN WILL SURELY MISS HIM. WHILE WE HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR JOHN THAT HE WILL RECEIVE COMPLETE RESTORATION DIDN’T EXPECT THESE RESULTS BUT KNOW THAT JOHN HAS RECEIVED EXACTLY WHAT WE ASK. WE WILL REJOICE NOW THAT HE JUST MADE A GREAT MOVE FROM OUR PAST TO OUR FUTURE . I PRAY FOR LINDA , CHRIS AND KELLI AND EXTENDED FAMILY HAVE PEACE AND HAPPINESS AND JOY BE RESTORED .AS JOHN WOULD WON’T . DAN & CAROLE BLOODWORTH

  6. Rip Ryman
    March 9, 2018 7:42 pm

    A wonderful man who loved his family and the community and especially his God. John will be greatly missed by the citizens of Goodlettsville. We all know that he is Home.

  7. MICHAEL ROLL
    March 10, 2018 11:54 pm

    SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF A CHILDHOOD FRIEND. JOHN AND I (MICHAEL ROLL) WERE FRIENDS WHEN HE LIVED IN GREENVILLE. KENTUCKY. WE, ALONG WITH MY TWIN BROTHER, HAD SOME WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES. I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED WHAT HE WAS DOING. RECENTLY, HE CONTACTED ME AND WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE A GREAT CONVERSATION. I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS WONDERFUL SMILE AND GREAT POSITIVE ATTITUDE. MAY GOD BLESS EACH OF HIS FAMILY AS THEY TRAVEL THE LONELY ROAD TO RECOVERY. I WILL NEVER FORGET MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND.

  8. Rick and Janelle Uselton
    March 11, 2018 10:34 am

    Prayers for the entire family during this
    Sad time. Love to you all.🙏🏻❤️

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