Arthur E Poucher

Born: Tue., Aug. 10, 1920
Died: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 20, 2018
Location: Walker Funeral Home

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Arthur E. Poucher, 97, passed away January 8, 2018, while at the Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield, Indiana. He was born August 10, 1920, in Detroit, Michigan to Mamie and David Poucher.

His family moved from Lincoln Park, MI to Randolph County, IN.  He lived most of his life in the Ridgeville-Winchester area, graduating from Ridgeville High School in 1939.  Arthur joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was assigned to the USS Rigel (a repair ship) and earned the Artificer Optical CO 1st class designation.

He was a hard worker, a man of integrity who loved people.   He worked in a variety of jobs after the war.  His career was working for the U.S. Postal Service - first on the railway mail service, then as a letter carrier and finally on a rural route. After retirement, he worked at Zicht’s Greenhouse delivering flowers.

While he lived in Winchester, he was an active member of the Congregational Christian Church in Winchester, serving in many capacities.  He belonged to the local Masonic Lodge and earned recognition of 75 years of membership.   He enjoyed sports and was a member of the Winchester Golf Club.  Faithfully attending WCHS sporting events, activities of his children and grandchildren, and traveling throughout the U.S. were highlights for Arthur during his life.

He married Eileen Jones in 1948, who preceded him in death in 2015, after 67 years of marriage.  Family meant everything to Art, and he was dearly loved by them. Friends and family will miss his beautiful smile, and fun-loving spirit.

Survivors include his three children, Terry of Clayton, NC; Marsha Beal (David) of Greenfield; and David (Susanna) of Upland; three nephews and one niece; four grandchildren: Andrew Poucher (Danielle), Jesse Beal (Amanda), Isaac Beal (Kathryn), and Abigail Poucher; and 3 great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and by three brothers, David, Owen and Kenneth.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2 PM at Walker Funeral Home in Winchester with Junior Byrd officiating.  The Randolph County Honor Guard will conduct military services, at the funeral home following the funeral service.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, east of Farmland.  Calling hours will be prior to the funeral, from 12 to 2 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hancock County Senior Services Transportation (HART), 1870 Fields Blvd., Greenfield, IN 46140.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Sally Grimes
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Please accept my condolences on the death of Mr Poucher. Even though he lived a long time, there is more to come. The bible holds out hope for some to reign in heaven with Jesus and for some meek ones to inherit the earth as Jesus said. I pray that you find comfort in these promises.

Janet Mitchell
   Posted Sat January 13, 2018
I want to express how sorry Iam for the familys loss. There are some very comforting words found in Gods Word, the Bible, at Acts the 17th. chapter, verses 24 & 25 where God is called "the source of life"......the One who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to our loved ones who have died. Another comforting scripture is found in the Bible book of Job, the 14th. chapter, verses 14 & 15. It speaks about how God longs to bring back those who are in His memory & see them live on earth again. I hope this brings the family comfort. My sincere condolence to you & yours.

Mike & Denise Wallace
   Posted Mon January 15, 2018
I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Winchester Golf Club
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
Our condolences to the entire family. Art was a long time member of our golf course and while he hadn't played in a few years he certainly will be missed. For years he played almost daily basis and loved the game. He and his group of guys were special and will always be a part of the history of the Winchester Golf Club.

Connie & Jack Wilt
   Posted Tue January 16, 2018
We are sorry for your loss.

Mike Rihm
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
Marsha and families, sorry for your loss of father and grandfather. May your love, blessing, and memories be forever be with your families. My memories of the family are forever with me. May God bless all of you.

Shelly and Rick Miller
   Posted Wed January 17, 2018
Terry (and family),

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Linda and Bill Yates
   Posted Thu January 18, 2018
We are sad for your loss and hope the memories of a life well spent, will comfort you all in the days to come. God Bless

David and Nina Kelly
   Posted Fri January 19, 2018
It's with a heavy heart that I must tell you that a foot injury prevents me from personally attending Art's visitation or funeral. I also regret that a lingering cold prevented me from singing at his funeral. However, please accept our condolences and sympathies during your period of grief. Art and Eileen were very special to me as I grew up and I even have an old home movie clip of him delivering milk to our house on West Franklin St., here in Winchester. That would have been 70 years ago. I know that he is now with our Lord in heaven.