Homer B. Koch, age 91, entered the sleep of death awaiting resurrection at the return of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
He was born Aug. 19, 1922 in Mulberry, Ark. to Clifford and Bertie (Simmons) Koch and grew up in Arkansas and Mississippi. He served 20 years in the US Army during World War II where he was a veteran of the “The Battle of the Bulge.” He also served during the Korean Conflict. He retired after 20 years of service, as a sergeant first class. After military retirement he worked at Ft. Sill as a civil service plumber retiring in 1978 after 36 years total federal service. After retirement he moved to Lake Texhoma, then to Marietta and to Mustang in 2007.
Homer was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Delores, one sister Alice and four brothers Alex, Jesse, Robert and Jack.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years, Virgie of the home, one daughter Brenda Ryan and husband Steve of Mustang and one son Homer B. Koch, Jr. and wife Peggy of Corpus Christi, Texas. Also by six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Services will be held in the Chapel of The Good Shepherd at McNeil’s Funeral Service, Mustang, at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. He will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, Okla. at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday, Feb. 9 from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Family will greet friends and family from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcneilsmustangfs.com.