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In Memory

Gregory Covert

Gregory Scott Covert

ODESSA Gregory Scott Covert, beloved Husband, Father, Son, and Brother passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008, of heart failure.

Greg was a wonderful husband and father, being blessed with a child after the age of 40. He loved his family and showed unconditional love to all. He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Wanda Covert, who passed away in 1998.

Greg CovertGreg is survived by his wife, Marie Covert of Odessa; son, Paul M. Covert of Odessa; stepdaughter, Heather Davis of Odessa; his father, Harold Covert and wife, Ethel of Odessa; two brothers, Jeffrey Covert and wife, Jeanette of Odessa and Michael Covert and wife, Grace Shan of Plano, Texas; one grandchild, Isen Maggard of Odessa; and many beloved nieces; nephews; and extended family members. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Greg was an avid sports fan who loved the Stars, the Spurs, the Jackalopes, and especially the Washington Redskins, much to the chagrin of his family! Greg graduated from Permian High School in 1979 and received an associate's degree from Odessa College. Greg was a co-owner of After Hours Rental Mart, the local John Deere dealer, with his brother Jeff for 21 years and enjoyed the many people that he helped every day, usually with a smile and a story.

Honorary pallbearers will be: Jerry Mitchell, Tim McDonald, Robert Prince, Gene True, Glen Perkins, Ralph Garcia, Tommy Whitney, Brent Womack and Wes Huse.

Greg's memory will be honored in a memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Chapel Hill Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Jeff Box. He will be interred privately at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to an education trust established at Southwest Heritage Credit Union in the name of Paul Covert.

 
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09/08/08 12:34 PM #1    

Doris Marie Bell (Covert)

This doesn't really tell the story of Greg. He was so much more than you could sum up in an obituary. He was full of life and happy to be alive. To say he loved sports was an understatement. He lived for sports, especially football. When we met, I was surprised that he didn't just watch the games, he had direcTV football, which meant that he watched ALL the games. Same with hockey, and basketball, baseball. He had season tickets to PHS football. Cottonbowl tickets, that were GREAT seats. He also had Jackalope season tickets and Rockhounds, and always bummed tickets for the Roughnecks. The last few years at work were tough, and he didn't get to attend the games like he wanted to, but his heart was there.
He was a wonderful father. He drug our son and grandson(now 6 and 4) all over the place. To hockey games, football games, the store, it didn't matter, if he was there, they were, too. He played cars on the living room floor, more times than I could ever count, and taught the boys the fine art of wrestling, Stone Cold Style.,, That is until they could take HIM down!
The thing that endeared you to Greg was the way he could tell a story, sometimes the same story over and over, but you loved it. It kept you laughing and made you love him for keeping that story alive. This picture shows that glint in his eye, the one he had just before he told a story...He had a great memory, maybe not for jokes, but for cars, songs, part numbers,equipment, sports, things that made him happy. One person wrote that Greg had remembered him by the truck he drove in high school. Same with me. He remembered my car. And that we fought over the same parking place. You have to laugh, We had a huge parking lot at PHS and we wanted the same space.
I have to say, we laughed and loved more since 1999 than most people do in a lifetime. I have been blessed to have known and loved Greg as we all have and will miss him from now on...
--Marie

11/04/08 12:35 PM #2    

Roger Maggard

Greg
was a great guy known by several people who all had one thing in common they got to know his kindness. He was also a loved Grandfather.He is missed by several

06/28/09 08:38 PM #3    

Doris Marie Bell (Covert)

It has been a year, I can't believe it has gone by so fast and yet so very, very long... You are missed so much, and by so many. You would be laughing at some of the stories told, and be amazed at the people that remembered you....

I love you, and miss you, and hope to see you again some day, and get a chance to hear that laugh, and see that twinkle in your eye once more.

Love,

Me

10/23/10 04:10 PM #4    

Doris Marie Bell (Covert)

Wow, two years, and it is still hard not to hear that laugh and see the cute way your eyes twinkled.


08/01/11 11:50 PM #5    

Doris Marie Bell (Covert)

It has been just over three years now, and I still have people come up to me and tell me how much they miss Greg and what a great guy he was. He was, a great guy, and is still missed so much. His son looks just like he did at that age. Some of you may remember him from Ross Elem. He was tall and gangly and blond haired, with those beautiful blue eyes. Some of you might just remember him from Hood or PHS, but he had that funny grin and a twinkle in his eye even then. I remember him from the halls and the parking lot at Permian, and I will always treasure our 20th class reunion. 

If you have told me something nice about him, and so many have, I want to thank you, it has made his passing a bit more bearable.

Love,

Marie


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