Funeral: 1 p.m. – Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home Chapel
Interment: Collins Cemetery – Bear Branch, KY
Visitation: 6 – 9 p.m. – Tuesday evening at the funeral home chapel with Masonic Rites by the Hyden Lodge #664 at 7 p.m.
Billy Harold Couch of Hyden, Kentucky was born September 29, 1943 in Hyden, Kentucky. He was born to the union of the late Arvil and the late Gladys Collins Couch. Billy Harold had been a life-long resident of Leslie County except for having lived in Ohio and Florida. He was a retired truck driver. He drove a truck for many years, hauling coal and timber. Prior to his trucking career, he worked as a strip mine foreman. He was of the Pentecostal faith and was a member of the Rockhouse Pentecostal Church. Billy Harold was a proud member of the Masonic Order and the Shriners. He was a passionate and talented musician. He had been a guitar and bass player for numerous bluegrass gospel groups. The last two groups he played with was Salt Creek and Quick Sand. Other than his music, his true love and passion was that of his grandchildren. He enjoyed the time spend with them and being involved in their lives. Billy Harold passed away Sunday, December 15, 2019 at the Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center. He was 76 years old.
In addition to his parents, Billy Harold was preceded in death by a beloved son, Virgil Wayne Couch and a brother, Tinsley Couch.
He leaves behind his love of 21 years, Felsie Couch of Hyden, KY, two daughters, Della Carol Perkins & husband, James of Gray, KY, and Deronda Barger & husband, Jack of Thousandsticks, KY. Other survivors include, one brother, Monroe Couch of Sizerock, KY, two sisters, Geneva Sizemore of Lily, KY, his twin, Lillie Carol Carter & husband, James E. of Cincinnati, OH. Five cherished grandchildren, Candy Sizemore & husband, David of VA, Keisha Bowling & husband, Jonathan of Lily, KY, Eddie Hubbard & wife, Amanda of London, KY, Brandy Hacker & husband, Merle of London, KY, and Jennifer Barger & Tony Sizemore of Hyden, KY; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter, Bella Sizemore. A host of other family and friends also survive.
Arrangements are being handled carefully under the direction of Wolfe & Sons Funeral Home