Jerry Marlow Covey


GROVE CITY, OH [ndash] Jerry Marlow Covey passed away July 21, 2019, in the presence of his loving wife and family.
He was born in Glen Daniel, WV, August 17, 1930, to the late Winton Guy Covey and Madeline (Allen) Thompson.
He graduated from Trap Hill High School in 1948 and graduated from University of Baltimore in 1956.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a Vice President of American Standard in New Castle, IN after 37 years. Jerry's passion in life was his family and their care.
A loving man with a strong work ethic, he designed and built his first three homes as his family grew. At home in the outdoors and always working with his hands, he planted orchards and vegetable gardens at every location and enjoyed raising Christmas trees and selling them for 25 years.
During his years in New Castle he served his community as a youth sports coach, a member of The Brotherhood of Elks, Cub Scout Master, Past-President of the YMCA Board, and as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Winton (Mary) Covey.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 67 years, Joan Covey of Grove City, OH; children Charles Covey of Lewisville, IN, Dana Hook (Chris Murphy) of San Diego, CA, Brian (Christina) Covey of Orient, OH; Scott (Kelly) Covey of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Erin (Peggy) Covey of Frisco, TX; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; sisters Alice Jo (Edwin, deceased) Wills and Shirley (Dominick) Mele.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Covey Cemetery in Glen Daniel, WV on September 28, 2019. Donations may be made to the Covey Cemetery Fund, PO Box 0544, Grove City, Ohio 43123.
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Matt Morris
Jul 30, 2019
Mrs. Covey, Chuck, Dana and Family,

My condolences to you all. School, camping, band - you name it. We had some great folks growing up in New Castle who seemed to be at every event or activity we were involved in. At times I miss "those days," but I suppose all of that is part of who we all are today. Take care.