Glenn Dale Couts, 69, of Newcomerstown, passed away suddenly at his Newcomerstown residence on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Glenn was born in Tuscarawas County on Feb. 26, 1940, a son of the late Ernest A. and Dora L. Bourne Couts.

He attended Newcomerstown High School and was an Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War. Glenn was a member of the Thomas Montgomery Post No. 431, Newcomerstown American Legion, and the Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard. He was a self-employed automotive mechanic for all his adult life.

In addition to his parents, Glenn was preceded in death by two brothers, Willard B. Couts and Walter W. Couts, both of Newcomerstown; two sisters, Dortha Eggleston and infant Eva Couts, both of Newcomerstown; three half-brothers, Charles Couts and Paul Couts, both of Newcomerstown, George Couts of West Branch, Mich.; and three half-sisters, Bessie Couts, Lillie Bourne, and Beatrice Kiser, all of Newcomerstown. Also deceased is his former close companion and the mother of his children, Teresa D. Stocker, Newcomerstown, who died in 1990.

Glenn is survived by a daughter, Glenda Renee (Joe) Hudack of Dennison; a son, Clint D. Couts of Maryland; a step-daughter, Carla Kay Stocker of Coshocton; six grandchildren, Jadair D. Stocker, Taliesha D. Stocker, Nickolas A. Page and Cory A. Krasky, all of Coshocton, and Chantze M. Stocker of New Philadelphia, and Lorin E. Emler of Dennison; a brother, William J. (Jane) Couts of Newcomerstown; a sister, Virginia A. Landis of West Lafayette; a step-sister, Margaret Bundy of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Janet (Mrs. Willard) Couts of Newcomerstown; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Angie Cantrell of Coshocton.

To honor Glenn's requests, his remains are to be cremated. No visiting hours will be observed. Memorial grave side services were May 6 at West Lawn Cemetery Newcomerstown. Rev. Roger Bourne conducted the services. The Newcomerstown Veterans' Honor Guard also performed military graveside services. The Ourant Funeral Home is assisting the family will all the arrangements.