June 12, 1947 - May 23, 2014

Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. for life long Taft  resident, Johnny Maynard Couch, 66.  Mr Couch was born in Modesto on June 12, 1947 and passed away surrounded by his loving wife and family on May 23, 2014.  He was raised and educated in Taft and graduated from Taft Union High School in 1965 and  attended  Bethany Bible College in Santa Cruz.  He previously attended the First Assembly of God Church.  Mr. Couch spent his working career in the petroleum industry and retired as a piping designer from Elk Hills.  He formerly served as a reserve police officer for the City of Taft.  Mr. Couch was preceded in death by his father, J.T. Couch and his son, Johnny Maynard Couch, Jr.  His survivors include Judy his wife of 46 years: his daughter and her husband, Dawn and Clay Wright; his daughter-in-law, Gina Couch; his mother, Virginia Couch; and grandchildren, Bailey Wright and her fiancé, Nicholas Rodman, Kaimbrea Wright, Kade Wright and Donovan Couch, cousin and good friend, Donna Brockett. Johnny will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and friend.  No visitation hours are scheduled and the services are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To sign an online register or send condolences, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com