July 18, 1946 - January 24, 2017
Mr. Richard Wayne Couch, 70, of rural Louisiana, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana, M0. The Rev. Charles Moore will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A. M. until time of service at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana. He was born July 18, 1946 in Pittsfield, Illinois the son of Harold and Vera Murphy Couch. He married Martha Jane Wyatt May 12, 1973 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Wyatt Couch of the home, two sons, Lewis Wayne Motley of Bowling Green, Missouri and Anthony Joseph Motley of Louisiana, Missouri, five daughters; Celia Gerber of Louisiana, Missouri, Elizabeth Bowen (Clifton) of Bowling Green, Missouri, Marcy House and significant other, Joe Ramsey, Toni Shepard (Lew) and Penny Roan all of Louisiana, Missouri, 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one brother, Phillip Couch of Farmington, Missouri, two sisters, Deanie Kolmon of Springfield, Missouri and Martha Caldwell of Ashburn, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Vera Murphy Couch, two brothers, James Couch and Terry Couch, one sister, Mary Alice Zumwalt, one granddaughter, Paula Rose Motley and a grandson, Andrew James Mitchell. Richard had been employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for WCA Waste Corporation in Bowling Green, Missouri until ill health forced him to retire. He was a member of the Noix Creek Baptist Church. He enjoyed riding his Motorcycle with the Road Riders For Jesus and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time in the outdoors. Honorary pallbearers are: Terry Couch II, Brice Motley, and Kayden Motley. Active Pallbearers are: Lance Mitchell, Jeffrey Clayton, Jesse Decamp, Jason Decamp, Zachary Whitehead, and Justin House. Special thanks to Columbia University of MO, James E. Carey Cancer Center, Pike County Memorial Hospital 3rd Floor Nurses, Dr. Jan Onik, Charles Moore, Stan Hartwick and Donald Caldwell. We would also like to give special thanks to Pike County Home Health and Hospice.
Mr. Richard Wayne Couch, 70, of rural Louisiana, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana,... View Obituary & Service Information
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