Gene Couch -

Mr. Gene Arthur Couch, age 66, Jonesborough, passed away Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Johnson City Medical Center.

Mr. Couch was a native of Washington County and son of Robert Craft & Ethel Francis Odom Couch. In addition to his parents, Mr. Couch was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Ray, and three brothers, George Couch, Bobby Couch and Roy Couch.

He attended Boone Trail Baptist Church. Mr. Couch was a United States Army Veteran, having served during Vietnam with Air Calvary and was a Carpenter. He was a member of the Sulphur Springs Fire Department and Assistant Fire Chief for many years. He was a Board Member of Fairview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Garst Couch, Jonesborough; son and daughter-in-law, Mark & Leslie Couch; daughter and son-in-law, Kem & Tony Padgett; grandchildren, Cory Padgett, Dawson Padgett, Bailey Couch and Braydon Couch; brother and sister-in-law, Bill & Linda Couch; two sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara & Bob Hutton and Dorothy Bennett; and several nephews and nieces.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home. Interment services were conducted at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eldridge Briggs, Jimmy Cline, Jerry Collins, Larry Bennett, Mark Sirois, Dale Ford, Mike Ford and Larry Stoots.