James Francis Couch of Lawrenceville, GA, born in Greenville, SC, on December 28, 1942, passed on Thursday, December 7, at the age of 74 years. Jim is predeceased by his wife Barbara Crozier Couch, his parents James Houston and Sarah Crenshaw Couch, and survived by his two daughters Kim (Patrick) Keaveney of Acworth, GA and Tammy Bridgewater of Loganville, GA, by his grandchildren Amanda, Corey (Ana) and Nick (Laura), his four great-grandchildren, and by his sister Dorothy (Jerry) Stafford of Charleston, SC. Jim will also be forever remembered by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. After graduating from Bob Jones University in 1965 with a degree in Cinematography, Jim served in the United State Army from 1967-1969. Jim went on to have a remarkable career as a cinematographer, producer/director with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources where he photographed and produced Emmy award-winning educational films, documentaries and television programs for the State of Georgia. Jim was an enthusiast for G-scale model railroading where he and his family enjoyed many fun-filled times running the trains on the outdoor built garden railway. The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm on Thursday, December 14, at Fairview Presbyterian Church, 857 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043, with Rev. Robert Sparks IV presiding the service at 1 pm. Burial at Fairview Presbyterian Church will follow the service. Funeral arrangements are made by Wages and Sons, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. So many memories in his photos! Such a kind man. May he RIP. I know we will all miss him immensely! A special love for Jim and all his family!

  2. Kim, we cannot tell you how sorry we are for your loss. You spoke of your Dad with such respect and care. You have been a model daughter and I know that he found comfort in your being there with him as his battled his health concerns. Please know that you and your family are cared for, thought of, and loved. Please do not hesitate to call on us should you need anything.

  3. Jim was a long-time client of VTA and one of our most loved! The work he and Becky Marshall did for GDNR was outstanding, and we were thrilled and honored to be a part of something so beautiful and so lasting. Beyond his professional skills, though, he was just a great guy and we enjoyed every moment he was in our building. Years ago he gifted me with a photo of a shrimp boat that he used on his Christmas card after I asked to buy a larger print. It hangs on the wall of my office where it can pull me to the Georgia coast whenever I need to ‘get away.’ Peace be with you, Jim, and peace to your family.

  4. Dorothy, I am so sad to read that Jim has passed away. He had been on my mind lately. We had not been in touch for at least the last year.

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