EVARTS — William Turner "Weasel" Couch, Jr., age 62, of Evarts passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at his home following a long illness. Born July 21, 1951, he had lived in Harlan County all of his life. He was a retired truck driver and believed in the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha Baker Couch and Turner Couch; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Estell and Lee Middleton; sisters-in-law, Margaret "Pug" Carpenter, Lora Messer and Betty Middleton; and brothers-in-law, George "Brube" Middleton, Bob Middleton and Harry Abner.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Kathy Middleton Couch, Evarts; two daughters, Melissa Couch and companion, Billy Broughton, Bledsoe; Tina Craycraft and husband, Harold, Bledsoe; five grandchildren, Johnathan Skroch, Kendra Skroch, Harold Craycraft, Jr. and wife, Becky, Dustin Lewis and Derek Lewis; and two expected great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister, Rose Storm and husband, Wayne, Corbin; a brother, Robert Couch and wife, Patricia, Corbin; sisters-in-law, Delilah Joyce Abner, Evarts; Ora Lewis (Claude), Evarts; Lavina "Tiny" Causey (Jamie) Sweetwater, TN; Etta Mae Middleton, Kenvir; and Jean Middleton, Evarts; brothers-in-law, Earl Lee Middleton (Demples); Hayward Middleton (Janie); James Middleton (Charlene); Larry Middleton (Carol), all of Evarts; Micky Messer, Tennessee; and Walter Lunsford, Corbin; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Visitation will be held after 5 pm Friday at the Bailey's Creek Holiness Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 2 pm at the Church with the Reverend Doug Napier officiating.
Burial will follow in the Middleton Cemetery at Bailey's Creek with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.harlanobits.net.
Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of his arrangements.