Wendell D. Couch, 61, a resident of McDonald, passed away at his residence with his loving family at his bedside Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
He had fought a courageous battle with cancer for 26 months.
A man of faith, he was a member of Corinth Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. He was devoted to his family and many friends.
He was a member of the Cleveland Fire Department for 30 years, where he retired as an engineer.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Earl Couch; infant brother, Wesley Couch; and his father-in-law, Luke Brogdon.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Carolyn Brogdon Couch of McDonald; mother, Laura Belle Couch of McDonald; one daughter, Heather Million and husband, Jeremiah, of Cleveland; one grandchild, Preslee Million of Cleveland; one brother, Wayman Couch of McDonald; mother-in-law, Mamie Brogdon of McDonald; sister-in-law and husband, Sandra and Steve Cantrell; brother-in-law, Ronnie Brogdon of McDonald; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral will be conducted today at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Thacker officiating.
Interment will follow in Corinth Cemetery with Shon Powell, Chris Townsend, Alvin Howard, Greg Hooper, James Williams and Billy Durgin serving as pallbearers. The Cleveland Fire Department will serve as honorary pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 Corinth Church Road, S.W, McDonald, TN 37353.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Couch family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.