MISSION – Lowell Douglas “Doug” Couch, age 69, passed away March 31, 2016 at his home in Mission, Texas. He was born February 16, 1947 in Elkins, Arkansas, the son of Oscar and Dixie (Robbins) Couch.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, James Allen Couch.
Doug is survived by his wife, of 20 years, Janet (Craun) Couch of Mission, Texas, his son, Bryan Gabbard, and wife Shelly of Lowell Arkansas; two stepsons, Robert LaCore, and Tammy, of Hollister, Missouri and Bradley LaCore, and wife Sherry, of Hollister, Missouri; four grandchildren, Devon Gabbard of Lowell, Arkansas and Amanda, Travis and Bradley Jr. of Hollister, Missouri; two sisters, Deloris Paschal of Elkins, Arkansas and Wanda King of Springdale, Arkansas and one brother, Donald Couch, and wife Andrea of Springdale, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
Doug was a 1965 graduate of Elkins High School in Elkins, Arkansas. He did construction work, building many homes in Arkansas and Missouri until he moved to Mission, Texas in 1993. In 2013 he retired from Bert Ogden’s as the RV Service Manager.
Doug enjoyed restoring old car, trucks and John Deere Tractors, going to car shows and shopping in antique shops and flea markets. Sitting and talking to friends always made him happy.
Doug served in the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Wasp Aircraft Carrier.
A Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Ric Brown funeral Home in Mission, Texas. Funeral services will be at Beard’s Chapel in Fayetteville, Arkansas with Jasper Hankins officiating; and interment will follow in Mount Olive Cemetery, Elkins, Arkansas under the direction of Beard’s Chapel at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.