G. Dean Covington

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G. Dean Covington

November 27, 1940 - September 05, 2018

G. Dean Covington passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at his home in Oakwood. Dean was born in Muhlenberg County, Ky., on Nov. 27, 1940, to James H. and Juanita (Fuller) Covington.
Dean moved to Illinois at an early age, attended school in Danville and Fairmount. He graduated from Jamaica High School in 1958. He was also a graduate of Danville Junior College and attended Eastern Illinois University.
On Feb. 23, 1963, he married Connie Fletcher in Charleston. She survives. Also surviving are four children, Leslie (Michael) Pouilliard, Lori (Dave) Parker, and Kristen (Eldon) Hayn, all of Oakwood, and John (Heather) Covington of rural Fithian. Eleven grandchildren, Erin (Bryan) Mooney, Mitchell Pouilliard, Ryan Parker, Trent Parker, Molly Parker, Christopher Johnson, Abby Johnson, Bo Hayn, Alexandra Rodriguez, Lauren Covington and Allie Covington. One great-grandchild, Owen Johnson. Two brothers, Leamon (Lois) Covington of Hot Springs Village, Alaska and Doug (Marilyn) Covington of Fairmount. And his best friend 'Jackson.'
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother in-law and golf buddy, Tom Fletcher.
Dean retired from General Motors Central Foundry in Tilton in 1991 and later worked for Chem-Cast in Danville. He served on the board of the American Foundrymen's Society and served 11 years on the Oakwood Unit 76 Board of Education. He was one of the founding members of the Oakwood Men's Club. Dean was an avid golfer but most of all he was a good father to his children, a good papaw to his grandchildren and a good husband to his wife.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St. in Danville. Officiating will be Pastor Leland Legg. Burial will be in Newtown Cemetery in Newtown. Visitation will be held the evening prior on Monday, Sept. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Hebron United Methodist Church.
Please join G. Dean's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 7, 2018
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Monday September 10, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center

3940 North Vermilion Street, Danville, IL, USA

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Tuesday September 11, 2018

10:00 AM

Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center

3940 North Vermilion Street, Danville, IL, USA


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sam johnson
Sep 18, 2018
sorry for your loss
Lisa (Johnson) Askins
Sep 09, 2018
My condolences to Dean's family.
Ronald Dean Trees
Sep 07, 2018
Dear Covington Family I was truly saddened to hear about Dean's passing . I met Dean 40 years ago . We worked at General Motors together , and were active together in the Oakwood Men's Club . He was a great man and help mentor many without evening knowing . I have always thought of Dean as a close friend . He will be sadly missed by so many people . My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this hard time . Ron
Mary Wright
Sep 07, 2018
A favorite story of mine, probably not shared much, occurred after I was divorced and Dean and Connie were my neighbors. I had a rat in the garage. No house was big enough for me and a mouse, much less a rat. Dean came over and found it had tunneled under the drive. He decided we would drown it. He pulled the hose over and we ran water down that hole for hours. Must have worked...I never saw the rat again. Thanks, Dean. Fir being the man you were.