E. Jeffery “Jeff” Couch ’62

E. Jeffery Couch of River Landing, died peacefully on April 1, 2022, surrounded by his three adoring daughters Laura, Sarah and Abbey.

Jeff was born May 5, 1940 to the late Everett Goodrich Couch and Emily Moore Couch. From early childhood, he lived in Ohio, graduating from Portsmouth High School and attracting classmates who became lifelong friends. In 1958, Jeff moved to Davidson, NC where he earned his dream come true, a degree in Economics from Davidson College, again fostering friendships that lasted his lifetime.

After Davidson, Jeff began a career in financial management, first at C&S Bank and Nations Bank in Atlanta, and later joining NCNB in Charlotte. There he honed his economic and leadership skills and was promoted to higher levels of responsibility including taking Bank of America to international prominence. A gifted leader, Jeff retired as Senior Vice President from Bank of America.

To hold dear his memory, Jeff is survived by his wife, Darla Clark Couch and dearly beloved daughters Laura Boling of Alpharetta, GA; Sarah Davis of Loganville, GA; and Abigail Giordano of Fairfax, VA. He was blessed with eight grandchildren: Jake, Kelly and Sadie Boling; Maren Piland and Harper Davis; Bobby and Ellis Giordano; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Black. Jeff is also survived by sister, Sarah Haft and nephew, David Haft of Washington, DC.

In keeping with Jeff’s passion for learning and discovery, his body has been entrusted to Wake Forest University School of Medicine. A memorial date has not been set.

Published by Charlotte Observer on April 24, 2022.