OBITUARY

Ray Couch Jr

March 7, 1938December 30, 2020
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BARTONVILLE - Ray Couch Jr., 82, of Bartonville passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at his home. He was born on March 7, 1938, in rural Fiatt, a son of Ray B. and Edna J. (Parrish) Couch. He married Sandra J. Greene on July 11, 1959, in Peoria. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2002 in Pekin. Ray is survived by his five children, Ray (Sharry) Couch III of Hanna City, John (Lesslie) Couch of Pekin, Lori (Lyle) Behm of DePue, Tanja (Chris Alano) Couch of Earlsboro, OK, and E. Jolene (Anthony) Smith of Snyder, TX; daughter-in-law, Sharon Couch of Bartonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David J. Couch; and brother, Larry O. Couch. Ray served his country in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1962, working in the Strategic Air Command. He worked as a millwright for Caterpillar, Inc. for 41 years, retiring in 2010. He also worked as an auxiliary police officer for the Village of Bartonville for over 30 years. Ray was baptized, attended church and was involved in Cursillo at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bartonville. Ray's funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Bartonville. Fr. Charles Klamut will officiate. His visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Interment will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project. Online condolences may be sent to Ray's family at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 6, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 7, 2021

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Danise Alano-Martin

January 6, 2021

Sending love to all of our Couch family and friends of Ray. Hoping Jim and Ray (shown together here in 2005) are keeping each other company from time to time, looking over us. Rest in peace, Ray.

Alixandra “Alicat” Barnes-Howard

January 6, 2021

Alixandra “Alicat” Barnes-Howard

January 6, 2021

I love you Grandpa❤️

Tanja Couch

January 5, 2021

Eric Besserer sr

January 5, 2021

Sorry to hear about your dad Sonny I hope you and your family can get through this tough time. When I saw his photo It reminded me of you.Maybe just a little older. I'm sure you all loved him very much. And will always remember him. Love Eric and Brenda

Rosalie Lensgraf

January 5, 2021

This is Rosalie Couch Lensgraf, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Junior's first cousin, our dads were brothers. Thank you Sonny for letting us know about your dad's passing; and thank you and your dad for attending my mom's funeral in 2017, I had not seen Junior in many years and never met you, I have thought of that day many times since you both attended. And Larry attended my dad's funeral back in 1998, was glad to see him after lots of years also. My thoughts of condolences to all of Junior's family and close friends.

James and Mary Miller

January 5, 2021

We were blessed to know the Couch family during the 1970's and early 1980's. They gave us their friendship which was the greatest gift of all.

Judy Klein

January 5, 2021

Jr. As we knew him was the oldest son of my dad's brother. He was fun loving and dedicated to his family. I remember most the days he and Larry and uncle Ray and aunt Edna returned to the farm in rural Clark Co. Missouri for visits. Our Condolences to his family.

Amy Bohm

January 5, 2021

I’m so saddened to hear of your father’s passing. Ray was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kris Adams

January 4, 2021

To the family of Ray Couch, Jim and Kris Adams wish each of you peace. We valued his service to the Village of Bartonville.

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