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Gary W. Couch

April 14, 1957 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 62)

Gary W. Couch, age 62, resident Mansfield, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019 at Ohio Health Mansfield.

Born April 14, 1957 in Cincinnati, Ohio, he had been a Mansfield-Shelby area resident the majority of his life.  He was a 1975 graduate of Mansfield Sr. High School and had coached Little League in Shelby for 14 years. Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1975 to 1979.  He was employed with Harriman-Roth Heating & Plumbing since 1982 and became owner /operator in 1989. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, drag racing, baseball & softball and most of all, loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Tina (Craft) Couch; one son Tony Couch (Jessie Spoerr) of Shelby; two daughters, Melanie (Fred) Rivera of Orlando, Florida, and LaShay (Brent) Williams of Shelby; six grandchildren, Matthew Rivera, Klayton and Kaylee Kosa and their father Nate, Makenzie Alyson Couch and her mother Jill, Keely and Kole Williams; one sister, Lynn Couch of Shenandoah, OH; his in-laws, Shirley Craft, Ed (Pam) Craft, Peggy Craft, Tom (Shelli) Craft, David (Tina) Craft, Bonnie Craft; as well as numerous special nieces and nephews.


Gary was preceded in death by his parents Delmar and Lorraine Couch; an infant brother Anthony Wayne; a granddaughter Allyson Fry and father-in-law James Craft.

Friends are welcome to celebrate Gary's life at the Barkdull Funeral Home & Crematory in Shelby Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Burial Detail will be held at 6:00 PM. At the conclusion of the honors funeral services will begin at the funeral home officiated by Pastor Glenn Phillips.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Auburn School PTO at 109 Auburn Ave, Shelby, OH 44875

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