Obituary

Marvin Lee Couch

Age 86, a resident of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, passed away Tuesday, June 1, 2021 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. He was born September 15, 1934 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, the son of Virgil Lee Noble and Mabel (Watson) Couch.

Lee has been a resident and business owner in Prairie Grove all of his life. During the development and construction of the Prairie Grove Battlefield Park, Lee and his father were responsible for moving many of the buildings to their current park location including; the Latta Barn, Garrett Creek Church, and the Rhea's Mill Rock Chimney.

He served in the United States Army and National Guard from 1957 thru 1963. When he returned to Prairie Grove he began his mechanic business in his home garage before opening Couch Garage and Gas Station on Buchanan St. He later began Couch Pump and Backhoe Services. He later became the owner of Prince Trucking and Couch Sawmill. Throughout all his work he served his community on the Prairie Grove Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief for over 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Lucille Redfern Couch.

Survivors include his wife Kay Couch; four children Cindy Couch of Fayetteville, Darrel Hignite and his wife Christy of Springdale, Sherry Tuck and her husband Jason of Fayetteville, and Eric Hignite and his wife Ashley of Prairie Grove; one brother Jerry Couch of Los Lunas, New Mexico; thirteen grandchildren Ashton, Tyler, Toby, Bryant, Britteny, Trinitee, Issac, Dustin, Levi, Jaiden, Hunter, Brooklyn, and Chyannah; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Friday, June 4th, 2021, at Luginbuel Chapel in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Burial will be in the Prairie Grove Cemetery, there will be no graveside services held.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Darrel Hignite, Harold Peoples, Eric Hignite, Roger Tyree, Jason Tuck and Randy Tyree.
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Luginbuel Chapel. There will be no graveside service held.
Visitation

12:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home. Drop in viewing only.
Final Resting Place
General

Sep 15, 1934

Jun 1, 2021

86

Tributes

Cindy, I am so sorry. Your Dad was one of the nicest people I've known since I moved to NWA 21 years ago. I know you will miss him dearly. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeff Evans - Good friend of Cindy's
So sorry for your lost. Was on the Fire department with Lee for many years and thought the world of him. A great person I had the privilege of knowing. Sending prayers to all the family.
Roger Hulse Family - Freind
Condolances And loving heart felt blessings to you Cindy dear and your whole family! ***
Bob Blank - ....
Lee was a good friend. We fished, hunted & were members of the Prairie Grove Volunteer Fire Department together. Lee was a true genius in his own way. He could “fix” or build anything (he might have been the only one who could operate it after it was fixed/built??). He could also determine how to solve complex problems that others couldn’t. There won’t be another like him & that’s a shame. He was a good guy.
Murphy Pair - Friend
Kay, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of such a great man. ?? We are thinking of you, and if you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to call. -Love, Jimmy Peoples and Family
Ruthy Smith - Friend
Funeral Service

10:00 am
Luginbuel Chapel. There will be no graveside service held.
Visitation

12:00 pm
Luginbuel Funeral Home. Drop in viewing only.
Final Resting Place
General

Sep 15, 1934

Jun 1, 2021

86