Jerry Couch
Jerry Couch
Full Name:  Jerry Wayne Couch
     Born:  November 1, 1935 in Bessemer, Al
     Died:  February 27, 2012 in Panama City, Fl
   School:  Bessemer High School in Bessemer, Alabama


FSU Career
Baseball
Year  No  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  B  T  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
1957      C       5-11 170  S  R  So   *   Panama City           
1958  23  C-OF    5-11 170  S  R  Jr   *   Panama City           


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Obituary for Jerry Wayne Couch
Provided by Heritage Funeral Home, Panama City, Fl

Jerry Wayne Couch
November 1, 1935 - February 27, 2012

Jerry was born to Marion and Leola Couch in Bessemer, Alabama, on November 1, 1935. After graduating from Bessemer High School in 1953, Jerry attended Florida State University where he played centerfield for the first Seminole baseball team to attend the College World Series. While in college, Jerry also worked part time as a ballroom dance instructor.

After moving to Panama City Beach in 1959, Jerry used his background in Hotel Management to assist his parents with the family motel business. Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country for several years while stationed in Germany. Known as a "Jack-Of-All-Trades", Jerry had a knack for designing and building things. He constructed several additions to the family motel over the years and numerous houses, including his parents' retirement home. After spending over forty years in the hotel industry, Jerry retired in 2003.

His passions included traveling, being outdoors, working with his hands, dancing, and singing in the church choir. Whether sailing, fishing, boating, or jet skiing - Jerry was at home on the open water. He had a smooth bass tone that added power to the Men's Quartet. Jerry loved working in the yard and creating landscape designs, greenhouses, patios, and decks. he was always inventing new and ingenious ideas and products; he was awarded a patent for a swing he designed and built for his grandchildren. Jerry loved life, loved his family, loved his friends, and loved to share a corny joke with everyone he met. His stories, which he called "Pops' Yarns", always put a smile on your face and made you chuckle.

Jerry will be greatly missed but now has a glorified body. he was a part of The Rock church of Panama City family for over 25 years and loved his God, Yahweh.

He was predeceased by his parents: Leola and Marion Couch. Jerry leaves behind his wife, "love and best friend" of 33 years, Glenda; Seven children who he cherished and loved dearly - four daughters: Kathy Webb and husband, David, of Tampa; Lorri Crawford of Tallahassee; Julie Couch of Tallahassee; Cheri Dickson and husband, David, of Crestview; and Glenda's three children: Beverly Todd and husband, Kyle, of Panama City; Glenn Warren and wife, Debbie, of Tampa; Cynthia Joseph and husband, Paul, of Panama City Beach. Jerry lovingly bragged to everyone he met about his twenty grandchildren. Jerry was affectionately called "Pops" by his grandchildren and everyone who knew and loved him.



FSU Statistics
Baseball
Batting Statistics
YEAR   AVG  GP  GS   AB  R   H   2B  3B  HR RBI  TB   SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB% SF SH  SB ATT
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1957  .500  10        6   5   3   0   0   1   6    6 1.000   7       1      .769         0    
1958  .333  14   5   27   5   9   0   1   0   4   11  .407   5   1   4      .441  1      0    
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Tot   .364  24   5   33  10  12   0   1   1  10   17  .515  12   1   5   0  .532  1  0   0   0
Fielding Statistics
Year   PO  AST  E   FLD%  DP
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1958   12    0  1   .923    
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Tot    12    0  1   .923   0
Baseball
Game Statistics
1957
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 25 MICHIGAN STATE         9e .000  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
Mar 29 YALE                   9d .500  1      1   1   1        1   3   4                      0   0    0   
Mar 30 DUKE                   5c .333  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0   0    0   
Apr  3 ITHACA COLLEGE         6a .500  1      1   2   1            2   1                      0   1    0   
Apr 17 MIAMI                  1a .600  1      1   0   1            0   1                      0   0    0   
Jun  9 CONNECTICUT            8a .600  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
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                                 .600  6  0   5   3   3  0  0  1   5   6  0   0  0  0  0  0   0    1   0  0
1958
Date  Opponent                BAT AVG GP GS  AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI  TB BB HBP SO SF SH SB ATT   PO   A  E
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Mar 20 AUBURN                 7a .000  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
Mar 20 AUBURN                 2  .250  1 LF   4   1   1            0   1      1               0            
Apr  8 NOTRE DAME             7a .200  1      1   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 10 WISCONSIN              4  .333  1 LF   4   1   2            0   2                      0            
Apr 12 FLORIDA                6a .273  1      2   0   0            1   0                      0            
Apr 18 MIAMI                  1a .250  1      1   1   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 19 MIAMI                  8a .250  1      0   0   0            0   0                      0            
Apr 29 FLORIDA SOUTHERN COL   9a .214  1      2   0   0     1      0   2                      0            
May 10 ROLLINS COLLEGE        9b .267  1      1   0   1            0   1                      0            
May 16 GEORGIA TEACHERS       7a .313  1      1   1   1            1   1                      0            
May 17 GEORGIA TEACHERS       5a .353  1      1   1   1            1   1                      0            
Jun  5 GEORGE WASHINGTON      3  .316  1 CF   2   0   0            0   0                      0           1
Jun  7 FLORIDA                3  .318  1 CF   3   0   1            1   1            1         0            
Jun  7 CLEMSON                3  .296  1 CF   5   0   1            0   1                      0            
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                                 .296 14  5  27   5   8  0  1  0   4  10  0   1  0  1  0  0   0    0   0  1