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Clyde Jerome Couey

October 21, 1940 — February 20, 2017

HICKORY VALLEY, TN - Clyde Jerome Couey, age 76, of Hickory Valley, TN, passed away on Monday February 20, 2017 at his home. 

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Cleveland Funeral Home. A second visitation will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 from 10:00 AM until service time. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Beulah Cemetery. Danny Dodd will officiate the services.

Clyde was born on October 21, 1940 to Fred and Ethelena (Webb) Couey in Rosedale, MS, on the river bank.  He graduated from Rosedale High School. Clyde enlisted in the Army in February of 1962 in the 1st Cavalry Battalion. He served in the Army from February of 1962 until 1965. He and his brother Voyed served the first six months together. Clyde was in the Korean Conflict from August 1962 until September 1963.  Clyde was stationed in Washington, DC in 1963 at the Davison Air Field on the President's Helicopter Unit. His job was that of a Hydraulic technician on Army 1-- the Presidential Helicopter. He served under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He was discharged from the Army in 1965.  Clyde owned the Western Auto in Rosedale, MS from 1972-1980. He was a chief engineer for Fur River Towing from 1980-1989. Clyde was a towboat captain for Magnolia Marine from 1989-2002 and did trip work for various companies until 2007. He loved to fish, hunt, garden and do woodwork. Clyde was a family man who always kept his family close. 

He was preceded in death by his Parents--Fred Carl Couey and Ethelena Couey; his Brothers--Marvin Couey, Lawrence Couey, Claude Couey, Voyed Couey and Vickie Couey; his Step-brother Bobby Skipper.  

He is survived by his Wife, Debbie Dodd Couey of Hickory Valley, TN; Son, Dannie (Mitzi) Couey of Paducah, KY; Son, Steve (Cyndi) Couey of Cleveland, MS; Daughter, Shae (Victor) Murphey of Toone, TN; Daughter, Brandy (Brian) Lindsey of Hickory Valley, TN; Sister, Sue (Perry) Morgan of Hickory Valley, TN; Sister, Pam Usery of Rosedale, MS; Step-sister, Pattie (Mike) Rhodes of Fayetteville, AR; Step-mother, Ginger Couey of Rosedale, MS, 6 Grandchildren and 4 Great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steven Couey, Clint Couey, Mark Couey, Victor Morgan, Joe Saia and Matt Williamson. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Couey, Perry Morgan and Robert Thomas.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online guest register may be viewed and signed at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, February 24, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Drew Cemetery

, Drew, MS 38737

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Interment following funeral service

Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel

3463 Hwy 8, Cleveland, MS 38732

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