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Clyde Richard Couch

July 21, 1947 ~ June 4, 2021 (age 73)



C. “Richard” Couch, 73, of Cape Girardeau went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday, June 4, 2021 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born July 21, 1947, in Scott County, Missouri, son of Clyde and Irene Daugherty Couch.

Richard was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.  He was equally proud to have served southeast Missouri as a law enforcement officer in several capacities in Sikeston, Scott County, Charleston, Perry County, Poplar Bluff and the SEMO Drug Task Force.  

Loving survivors include a son, Richard K. (Carrie) Couch, grandson Tad Couch and granddaughter Kinley Couch, all of Cape Girardeau and a sister, Marilyn Green of Ames, Iowa. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Donald Couch, and sister Ester Lee McCreedy.  

Visitation will be Monday, June 14, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.   

A private family service will be held at the Missouri State Veteran’s Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers please continue Richard's legacy to law enforcement by sending donations to Backstoppers.org.  

To send an online condolence to the family, visit McCombs Funeral Home website at www.mccombsfuneralhome.com; then click on the TRIBUTE WALL tab of Richard’s personal obituary.

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June 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home
1425 Kurre Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Inurnment to be held at a later date

Missouri State Veterans Cemetery (Bloomfield)


P.O. Box 795168, St. Louis MO 63179-0700
Tel: 1-866-539-0521
Email: backstoppers@backstoppers.org
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