He was a member of Charjean Baptist Church in Memphis, the VFW and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jethro E. Covington.
Graveside services will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday at Providence Cemetery at Banner with Bro. Billy Foster officiating. Parker Memorial Funeral Home in Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his mother, Eva Wright Covington of Banner; a daughter, Marsha Ivy of Hattiesburg; a son, Ricky Covington of Memphis; a brother, Larry Dale Covington of Banner; two sisters, Peggy Covington of Greenbrier, Ark., and Linnette Villari of Fairhope, Ala., and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Michael Brown, Hunter Covington, Justin Covington, Charles Kelly, Dylan Lindsey and Tommy Villari.
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