Farmer Couch was born on November 11, 1925 and deceased this life on January 12, 2006, making his stay
here on earth 80 years, 2 months and 2 days. He was the son of Joe Couch and Maude Feltner Couch. His
parents; three brothers, Hobert Couch, Tootsie Couch and Tubby Couch; and two sisters, Marcie Reynolds and
Josie Rausch, preceded him in death. Farmer is survived by his devoted and faithful wife of 58 years,
Beulah Smith Couch; two loving daughters, Debbie Couch and Teresa Ward; and a caring son, Doug Couch. He
is also survived by one brother, Donny Joe Couch; one son-in-law, Denny Ward; four grandchildren, Kevin
(Marcia) Ward, Kelley Beverly, Heather Costello, and Brandon Couch; and four great grandchildren, Braxton
Beverly, Danica Ward, Hunter Costello and Simone Beverly. He also leaves to mourn his passing several in-laws
and a host of nieces, nephews, friend, neighbors and other relatives.
Farmer worked in the mining industry all his working life. He loved his family very much and was always a
good provider. We knew we could go to him with any questions or problems and he would help us.
After retirement Farmer was bored and had to find something to do to occupy his time. He bought a riding lawn
mower and took great pride in keeping his lawn looking nice. He would mow family and friends’ yards, also.
When that didn’t seem to be enough to keep him busy, he became interested in wood working. He enjoyed
building things for his family and friends. He was a good friend and had a regular group of friends he visited every
The most important thing Farmer ever did was give his heart to the Lord. Since his illness in September, he
could often be heard fervently praying without ceasing in his hospital bed. He was very sincere in his faith and
had plans to join Little Dove Church.
We all know he is in a better place and will suffer no more, but our hearts are heavy because we will miss him
so much. We praise God for His mercy and know that our loss is Heaven’s gain.