Mr. Eddie Darrell Couch, 66, of Gausdale, passed away Thursday morning, December 31, 2020 at his home surrounded by his beloved family.  He was the son of the late Rev. Jay and Ruth Williams Couch born on August 3, 1954 in Perry County.

Eddie was a coal miner for 34 years and a member of the Old Poplar Creek Baptist Church.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family and friends.

On July 14, 1982, he united in marriage with Jana Chance.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Arnold Couch.

Survivors include his loving wife, Jana Couch of Gausdale; children, April Prater and husband, Willie, of Hueysville, Amanda Couch, Ashley Couch and Audrey Couch and fiancé, Ryan Stephens, all of Barbourville; step-children, Thea Cima and husband, Nick, of Gray and Edward Mason of Keavy; sisters, Barbara Clark of Inez, Brenda Thornsberry and husband, Guy, and Sandra Johnson and husband, Farion, all of Prestonsburg; a brother, Colson Couch and wife, Debbie, of Garrett; grandchildren, Brooklyn Martin, Braxton Turner, Dakota Barnes, Dawson Barnes, Brady Tackett, Micah Galindo, Ben Mason, Andie Cima, Mason Cima, Alexis Prater and Laiken Prater; a special friend, Anthony Collett of London; among other loved ones and dear friends.

His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Sunday, January 3, 2021 at 7 P.M. with Rev. Brian Smith officiating.  Cremation will follow the service.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday after 5 P.M. until the funeral hour.

The family would like to offer their sincere appreciation to the staff of Bluegrass Hospice Care and suggests that expressions of sympathy go to Bluegrass Hospice Care in Eddie’s memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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