Daniel Jesse Couger, 72, of Big Sandy, Tenn., died Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Kentucky Lake, near Benton, Ky.
Daniel was born on Aug. 2, 1940, in Thorntown, to parents Jesse and Marion Brainard Couger.
He married Virginia Lambert Couger. His children are Paula (David) Stackhouse of Lebanon; Diane Rutherford of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Sherry Rutherford of Petersburg, Fla.; and Daniel Scott (Shannon) Couger of Lebanon. His grandchildren are Corbin Couger, Lauren Couger, David Stackhouse and Jessica Stackhouse.
Two sisters, Louann White and Margaret Jayne Williams, preceded him in death.
Daniel was a retired lineman for Frontier Telephone Co. and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion Post 228 in Big Sandy, and a life member of Amvets Post 45 in Tennessee.
Stockdale-Malin Funeral Home in Camden, Tenn., and Richlawn Crematory, Waverly, Tenn., were entrusted with cremation services.
Memorial may be made to the Benton County Rescue Squad of Benton County Animal Shelter.