OBITUARY

John Malloy Clayton Covington III

March 9, 1961April 17, 2019

Charlotte - John Malloy Clayton Covington, III, 58, passed away on April 17, 2019 after an extended illness. He was born on March 9, 1961 in Fayetteville, NC, a son of the late Patricia Blue Covington and John Malloy Clayton Covington, II.

He is survived by his brother, Kevin Covington of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, and John’s long time girl-friend, Sally Robinson of Charlotte.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Little Church on the Lane, 522 Moravian Ln., Charlotte. The family will receive friends following the service.

Services

  • Service to Celebrate John's Life Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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Deanna Burns

May 23, 2019

Deanna Burns

May 23, 2019

Deanna Burns

May 23, 2019

Deanna Burns

May 23, 2019

John was my former brother-in-law. We loved him from the first hello. He was soft spoken, and fit into the family with ease. He had an impressive way of crafting his words using perfect grammar both verbally and written. There are so many memories I have of him, too many to list; but a few attributes in no particular order come to mind: gentle smile, easy chuckle, bow ties, superior skills in computer science, kind and thoughtful brother-in-law, amazing cook, cat lover, frugal (recent car running at over 300K miles) always helpful, sees the best of others, leader, educator, Teacher of the Year, intellect, and ham radio aficionado!

We reconnected several months before he passed away and he told me that he “had lived a good life with no requests”.

RIP John…

Deanna Burns ~ Matthews, NC

Dave Price

April 22, 2019

John was very supportive of myself and others as we grew in the amateur radio hobby. When I became president of the Wayne County Amateur Radio Association he stopped by our Field Day to show his support and share some friendship. Over the years John and I enjoyed many conversations at Hamfest. When I was asked to be the ARRL NC Youth Coordinator, one of the first people to offer support was John. Friends like John are a treasure and I will miss him. It was his nature to be a kind and supportive friend to many of us. 73, de Dave k4kdp

Will Roberts

April 22, 2019

I have known John since we were high school aged. We bonded over our amateur radio hobby and became life long friends. Later we went to NC State together. John was extremely intelligent and had a wicked sense of humor. I never can watch an episode of "Monty Python" without thinking of John! We were all proud of him when he relentlessly pursued his education, culminating in a PHD and a research and teaching career. Even though we moved farther apart in recent years, we always managed to take time to catch up on the radio from various locations around the world.

We will miss hearing him as his key goes silent. RIP W4CC ..._._

Will Dix

April 20, 2019

I first met John as an Amateur Radio Operator on the Coastal Carolina Emergency Net back in 1996. Later, we would have our annual "eyeball" contacts at the Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society's swap fest and we would swap funny stories. We enjoyed many contacts over the years on Amateur Radio, mainly transmitting using Morse Code. John was a great man. I've learned a lot through the years through him and will miss him sorely.

Will Dix
Amateur Radio Call sign KF4IZE

Mark Cleary

April 19, 2019

Kevin, Sally & Family,
I have known John since our days working at Delmar Studios and continuing through ham radio. John was an exceptionally brilliant and talented man with a great sense of commitment in all he did. We enjoyed many lunches together and I will never forget him.
73, de KC4YOI

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY