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OBIT – Lowell Douglas Couch

MISSION – Lowell Douglas Couch, 69, passed away March 31, 2016, at his home in Mission.

Mr. Couch was born Feb. 16, 1947, in Elkins, Ark. to Oscar and Dixie (Robbins) Couch. He was a 1965 graduate of Elkins High School and served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Wasp aircraft carrier. He built homes in Arkansas and Missouri until he moved to Mission in 1993 and went to work for Bert Ogden RV. He retired as the service manager in 2013.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Janet (Craun) Couch of Mission; son, Bryan Gabbard of Lowell, Ark.; stepsons, Robert LaCore and Bradley LaCore of Hollister, Mo.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, James Allen Couch.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ric Brown funeral Home in Mission. At a later date, a funeral service will be held at Beard’s Chapel in Fayetteville, Ark. with Jasper Hankins officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery in Elkins, Ark.

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