Meridian Star


April 2, 2013

Ernest R. Couch Jr.

PEARL —     Services for Ernest R. “Junior” Couch Jr. will be held Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Gardens, Brandon with Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home of Pearl in charge of arrangements. 

    Mr. Couch, 64, passed from this life on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at University Medical Center, Jackson.

    His headstone reads a Common Man, yet he was anything but!

     J.R. was a self educated, very accomplished entrepreneur who was successful at many trades throughout his life time. His career culminated with a very successful tree removal and land clearing business, Couch Tree Service/C & S Land Service LLC. He was well respected in the community and touched many lives throughout his life and career as a Mason, a member of the local Street Rod Club, and a successful business man. He was an avid car enthusiast and loved to travel and camp as much as possible.

    Survivors include his fiancée, Carol Couch; children: Damon Couch (Tonya), Bonita Jaynes (Ryan) and Parker “Boy” Couch; sister, Ruthie Null (George); and grandson, Donovan Couch.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary D. “Pete” Couch; parents: Ernest R. Couch Sr. and Lucille Dearman Couch; brother, Richard R. Couch; sisters: Mary Couch Allen, Peggy Hitchcock and Dottie Stoddard; and nephew, Darren G. Couch.

    Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army at

    Visit to sign online guest register.

    He loved life, his family and will be dearly missed. God rest his soul...

    Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.

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