Baptist and Reflector
NASHVILLE — Charles Couey, who was a Tennessee Baptist evangelist and a founder of the Tennessee Baptist Fellowship of the Blind, died Jan. 31 after an accident at his Nashville home.
Couey, though blind, had studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Extension Center in Nashville and at the Louisville, Ky., campus. He also worked for the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee School for the Blind in Nashville where he was a former student.
In 1983 Couey helped Jarvis Hearn of the Tennessee Baptist Convention staff establish the Tennessee Baptist Fellowship of the Blind and participated in its annual meetings each year. He served as president of the TBFB several years.
Couey also was a consultant for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board, based in Alpharetta, Ga., and LifeWay Christian Resources, Nashville.
Couey additionally conducted missions work in several other countries.
He is survived by his wife, Charlyene, Woman’s Missionary Union director of the Nashville Baptist Association; two children; and several grandchildren.