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Tommie Jay Couts

October 7, 1934 ~ October 9, 2020 (age 86)

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Tommie J. Couts, 86, of Honey Grove, passed away Friday morning October 9, 2020 in Paris, TX.

Tommie J. Couts made his grand entrance on October 7, 1934 in Windom, TX to the late T.C. and Edna Roberts Couts. He was the eldest of three children born to this union. His family relocated to Roxton, TX where he received his formal education in the Roxton School District, and he was member and baptized at an early at Rocky Ford Baptist Church.

He graduated in 1956 and enlisted in the US Army Corps (Reserve), completing his tour of duty with an Honorable Discharge. He was also an active member of the Masonic Lodge.

He relocated to Honey Grove, TX, met and married his dedicated wife of 54 years, Veralene Allen. To this union four children were born. He was employed as Machine Operator and retired from Sara Lee.

Tommie J. spent his adult life in Honey Grove and loved the community. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help others. He was the local Plumber, Electrician, Mechanic, Landscaper, Mentor, etc. He will be missed. Tommie J. completed his journey on October 9, 2020 at 7:45 a.m., when he received his call from the Lord.

He leaves to cherish his memories his children: Michael Couts, Edna Couts, Tara Couts Bradley, and Deric Couts. Grandchildren: Brandon Couts (Eunique), Cameron Bradley, Michael T. Bateman (Jessica), Ethan Bateman, Jonathan Warren, Keisha Cuba, and Shearene Duty. Great-Grandchildren: Gabrielle Couts, Xavier Couts, Noah J. Couts, Jasmine Bateman, Lance Bateman, and Kaylee Bateman. Sister in-laws: Claudetta Couts, and Beulah Perkins. He also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, stepmother: May Dell Couts; brother: John Couts; sister: Minnie Willoughby; and grandson: Royjohn Couts.

The Family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Brentwood Terrace Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Paris, TX.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at St. James Baptist Church in Honey Grove.  Graveside services will follow at 1:30 P.M. at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Honey Grove with Rev. Choice Nelson officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are: Brandon Couts, Lester Bradley, Cameron Bradley, Kenneth Shaw, Cary Couts, Jewel Shaw Jr, Gary Couts, Jason Johnson, Darren Patt, Brent Johnson, Ethan Bateman, Michael T. Bateman, John Mackey, Royce Mackey, Robert Finney, Rev. Dale Allen, Alvin Adams Jr., Daniel Adams, Otis Adams and Queincy Adams.



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October 17, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. James Baptist Church
700 East Scott
Honey Grove, TX 75446

Graveside Service
October 17, 2020

1:30 PM
Cedar Hill Cemetery
TX-Hwy 34
Honey Grove, TX 75446

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