Funeral services for Mr. Covington will be conducted on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Kenton Chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home, with Bro. Mickey Hanks officiating. Interment will follow in New Salem Cemetery in Mason Hall.
He was born April 3, 1932, in Haywood County, son of the late James Robert Covington and Charlie (Livingston) Covington. He was a land manager at the Milan Ammunition Plant and a member of New Salem Baptist Church.
Mr. Covington is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Booth) Covington; his daughter, Cathy Cavender (Johnny); his son, Ken Covington; four grandchildren, Chris Cavender, Curt Cavender, Tabitha Leconru and KC Covington; and four great-grandchildren, Lauren Bridges, Alexis Cavender, Micah Cavender and Caden Leconru.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today in the Kenton Chapel of Karnes & Son Funeral Home.