The Pryor Times

March 18, 2014

Obituary- Couch

PRYOR, OK — A celebration of the life of Jimmy Dee Couch will be 2 p.m. today, March 18, in the Chapel of the Garden at Rice Funeral Service. He died on March 14.  He was 61.

Born in Pawhuska  Sept. 6, 1952 to J.D. and Sue (Whitehorn) Couch, he was raised on his grandparent’s ranch and educated in his birth community, graduating from Pawhuska High School in 1969.  After graduation, he enjoyed riding bulls and team roping, especially with his brothers Tracy and Danny. He dealt in livestock, worked for numerous ranches and feed lots and was a buyer for Wayne Couch Cattle Company.

He  is described by his family as “quiet and private, but a rough-cut cowboy.” He loved horse racing and was a huge sports fan. He and Jason enjoyed going to the Ben Johnson Memorial Steer Roping on Father’s Day whenever they could. He also enjoyed his get-aways to Bossier City for some gambling and Louisiana Downs to watch the races. This loving father and grandfather will be missed by all who knew him.  

Couch is survived by his son Jason Mitchell of Pryor; grandson Jett Mitchell; sisters Jackie Dale Urie and husband Doug, Sandra Brace, Pam Couch-Bevis, Stacey Melton and husband Derek, Mandi Sue Gilmore and husband Kevin; brothers Tracy Lee Couch, Danny Couch and wife Krystal; numerous nieces and nephews, including special nephews, Jon, Josh and Jeremy Brace and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.