|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1930|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 2008|
Harold Lee Covey, 77 years, of Jacksonville, IL died Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born October 28, 1930 in Sinclair, IL; the son of Jesse E. and Clara Oneta Farmer Covey. He married Doris Marie Jackson on March 18, 1955 in Chapin, IL and she preceded in death on November 4, 1993.
He is survived by a daughter, Jean Hickox (husband, Gary) of Jacksonville; two sons, Jay Covey (wife, Susan) of Yorktown, IN and Dale Covey (wife, Kathy) of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren; a great granddaughter; two sisters, Martha Aring of Jacksonville and Retha Vincent (husband, Larry) of Jacksonville; three brothers, Jesse Covey Jr. (Wife, Betty) of Plano, TX, Donald Covey (wife, Patsy) of Grapevine, TX, and John Covey (wife, Janet) of San Antonio, TX; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Nora Hoots of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother in law, Wayne Aring.
Mr. Covey was a graduate of Chapin High School and served with the US Air Force from 1951 to 1952. He was employed at Anderson-Clayton Foods in Jacksonville for over 40 years, retiring in 1992 as distribution supervisor for the plant. He was a member and former Exalted Ruler of Jacksonville Elks Lodge #682. He was also a member of the Jacksonville Moose Lodge and enjoyed golf, bowling, and NASCAR events in his spare time.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside memorial services will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 9:30 to 11:15 AM Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home on West State Street in Jacksonville. Memorial gifts are suggested to the American Cancer Society or Elks Youth Baseball. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.buchanancody.com .
Jesse Eugene Covey (1909 - 2001)
Clara Oneta Farmer Covey (1912 - 1980)
Doris Marie Jackson Covey (1930 - 1993)*
Diamond Grove Cemetery
Created by: Mark/Kara Phillips
Record added: Mar 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25124036
Added: Mar. 7, 2008