Clyde Melvin Couch, 91 of Princeton, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Brookside Village in Jasper.
He was born in the family home at their Princeton farm on January 20, 1923 to the late Marion and Lura (Witherspoon) Couch.
He was a lifelong farmer and proud recipient of the
Hoosier Homestead Award for their family farm established in 1854. Attended
Purdue University until he was called to WW II, where he served in the U. S.
Army as a Sgt. with the 796th anti-aircraft artillery automatic weapons
battalion as a half-track driver and served with Patton’s “ghost patrol”, he
was also a Normandy survivor.
He was a member of Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton, Gibson County Roadrunner Campers, American Legion Post 25, served as a Director on the Gibson County Fair Board for many years, served as a Trustee of the former Hights Chapel Church, and a winter resident of Leisure Time Park in Bonita Springs, Florida where he was a past member of the Board of Directors.
He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Gayle Ann (Stan) Jochum of Jasper, Indiana, Pam (Stan) Farlow of Columbus, Ohio and Karen (Dennis) Burns of Princeton; seven grandchildren, Sean Jochum, Jacob and Clayton Farlow, Debi Williams, Amy Cameron, Shannon Meador and Mary McGarvey; five great grandchildren, Jade and Kalen Jochum, Alex and Benjamin Meador and Luke Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marietta Hasselbrinck of Princeton; and his wife of 65 years, Doris Rae “Doady” Couch on June 20, 2011.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Rev. Jarmon Perkins officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home. Military rites will be provided by Retired Military Veterans