Funeral arrangements announced for former Perry County sheriff

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A former Perry County Sheriff has died.

Pearl Couch served as sheriff from 1982 to 1994.

Family members say he died Monday morning at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

Couch was a Vietnam veteran and served in the Air Force around 20 years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a preacher after he left office.

He's survived by his wife of 62 years, three daughters and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington is handling funeral arrangements. Visitation will be Thursday, July 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. and the funeral service begins at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12.

Family members say he will be buried at Camp Nelson Cemetery.

Pearl Couch was 85.

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