Born 11-10-1978 -- Died 10-18-2006
Brandon Spencer Koch, age 28, of Kuwait City, Kuwait, formally of Oxford, Ark., died Oct. 18, 2006, in Kuwait.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1978, to Curtis Eugene and Dolly Alena Layton Koch at Placerville, Calif.
He served in the United States Army from, 1997 to 2004 where he was involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Upon his being discharged he was ranked as staff sergeant. He was in the Civil Air Patrol, a certified scuba diver, a paratrooper, a published author, a member of the Joint Communication Support Element and a member of the Iraqi Provisional Government Communication Task Force. He was employed by General Dynamics Information Technology of Tampa, Fla., and was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Calico Rock.
Survivors include his mother, Dolly Koch of Oxford; four brothers, Coby Eddards of Flagstaff, Ariz., Twohy Eddards of Wild Cherry, Ark., Baron Koch of Searcy, Ark., and Brook Koch of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Renee Koch of Mississippi, Becky Convey of Lucerne, Calif., and Rachel Guenther of Melbourne; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
His father, Curtis Eugene Koch, preceded him in death.
The funeral services were held on Nov. 2 at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Calico Rock at 2 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Wood and Rev. Charles Faith officiating. Burial followed in the Wideman Cemetery in Wideman, Ark., with arrangements under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Melbourne.
Pallbearers were Twohy Eddards, Michael Eddards, Baron Koch, Curtis Barton Koch, John Ford and Garrett Gilpatrick.