Son of Claude Campbell Couch and Mary Lillian Blalock. His uncle was John Burch Blaylock, Caswell County Register of Deeds.
William P. Couch was a native of Bridgeton (New Jersey), the son of Claude Campbell Couch and Mary Lillian Blalock. Mr. Couch served in the National Guard and Ready Reserve, USAR stateside. He was an educator in the Bridgeton School (New Jersey) system for 32 years, teaching history, sociology, law and had his master's degree in guidance. Bill grew up near the Delaware Bay and enjoyed hunting, fishing and metal detecting. His family stated that he found many coins, rings and other unique items during his metal detecting adventures. He was also an avid military historian. Mr. Couch was a 32nd degree Mason, belonging to Brearley Lodge # 2 in Bridgeton and was a member of Hernando United Methodist Church. Family includes a his wife Donna Scarberry, son David, twin sister Ann Couch Chytka.