James Ronald Couch

James Ronald Couch


James Ronald Couch, age 67, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at his home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

Born, November 26, 1955 in Mason, W.Va., he is the son of Isabelle Virginia Stobert Couch of Ravenswood, W.Va. and the late Walter Roberts Couch II.

He served as sergeant with the United States Air Force from September 26, 1974 until his honorable discharge on August 20, 1978.

Ron was a 1974 graduate of Meigs High School in Pomeroy, Ohio. He earned his ceramic engineering degree from Hocking Technical College in Hocking, Ohio and attended Ohio State University.

Ron worked as an industrial engineer at Federal Mogul in Winchester, Va. with 17 years of service and retired after 15 years of service with Interbake/Weston Foods as a corporate engineer.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and was an avid gardener.

In addition to his mother, Ron is survived by his wife of 24 years Gloria Diane Haines Couch at home, his children, Jeremy Andrews of Martinsburg, W.Va., Stephanie Andrews of Winchester, Va., Joyce Smith (Clayton) of Stephens City, Va., Wayne Andrews II (Candace) of Gore, Va., two sisters, Janice Johnson (Tommy) of Letart, W.Va., Jennifer Roush of Ravenswood, W.Va., three brothers, Robert Couch (Karen) of Saville, Ohio, Richard Couch (James) of Washington, D.C. and Jeffrey Couch (Sophia) of Sanford, N.C., two grandchildren, Deznae Smith of Winchester, Va., Wayne Andrews III of Capon Bridge, W.Va. and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 95 Union Street, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., where honors will be rendered at 5 p.m. provided by the Tri-State Honor Guard. Services and burial will be private.

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