OBITUARY

Ullman Ray Covan

September 10, 1946May 19, 2018
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Ullman Ray Covan, 71, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 19, 2018in Jacksonville, Florida. Born on September 10, 1946 in Greenville, Alabama, to Ullman "Bud" Covan and Tennie Stuckey Covan, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, and of the Baptist faith. Ray was preceded in death by both of his parents and daughter, Jennifer Elaine. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brock Covan; sons, Jim (Nancy) of Burleson, Texas, Eddy (Francesca) of Madison, South Dakota, Robby (Catheryn) of Montgomery, Alabama; sister, Linda Cole (Robert) of Troy, Alabama; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A visitation will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10am in Mt. Olive West Baptist Church, 8510 Hank Williams Road, McKenzie, Alabama 36456 with funeral services to follow at 11 am. Interment will immediately follow at the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the City Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 60291, Jacksonville, FL 32236. Online condolences can be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara Brock Covan, Wife
  • Jim (Nancy), Son
  • Eddy (Francesca), Son
  • Robby (Catheryn), Son
  • Linda (Robert) Cole, Sister
  • Ray is also survived by 8 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • City Rescue Mission

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 25, 2018
REMEMBERING

Ullman Ray Covan

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Frank Burkett

June 1, 2018

I have known Ray since I was a boy and I'm 62 now.The 1st memory I remember was his "Big Red 396" or his "GTO" and stopping by my Grandfather Fletcher s home with cokes to watch "The Man from Uncle" or 'Bonanza{ to watch with me and my brother...Then me and my cousins started working for his Daddy picking peas-beans and he would pick us up about 6:30 am and the date was July 4th. 1968 along with Bill Bradley for a big 1 dollar a hour pulling those big sacks.Then his Daddy got him a horse but Ray was at school so he paid Dayrl to go out and ride Rays horse and I wouldn't because that horse jumped up and down-went under the barn with the blanks knocking Dayrl Stevens back until the horse went to Buds pond as fast as he could running out in the water and stopped with his head down and Dayrl went flying into the pond like "Superman" flying ^^, and then his Daddy sold that horse...Then Ray was off to school and then back to Montgomery working at TGY and he loved it.I was a student at Troy in Montgomery at that time and would often visit him at his home and I was always welcome^^, Then his daughter Jennifer got very sick and I went their to visit him and you could see the pain-hurt that he was in and I don't think he ever left her bed....My memories of Ray are all good..He was always a perfect gentleman....I never heard him say any bad words or bigoted words......You are remembered Ray by me and its all good and thanks for the memories you gave me growing up in Beat 1-Box 1.....Frank Burkett Cebu-Phillipines and from the Pleasant Hill Community in Butler Co.

Peggy Klein

May 25, 2018

I believe after numerous years of loving and sharing with both Ray and Barbara, my most special memory was of Ray going clothes shopping with Barbara and me. He absolutely had the patience of a saint. I don't remember him ever having a cross word to either of us or to even tell us to hurry up. A remarkable and considerate gentleman that God gave to us. Only sweet memories of him. I pray for the entire family today and may God wrap his arms around all of you and bring strength for healing.

Love you,
Peggy and Marv

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Biography

Ullman Ray Covan, 71, passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 19, 2018in Jacksonville, Florida. Born on September 10, 1946 in Greenville, Alabama, to Ullman "Bud" Covan and Tennie Stuckey Covan, he was a U.S. Army Veteran, and of the Baptist faith.
Ray was preceded in death by both of his parents and daughter, Jennifer Elaine.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brock Covan; sons, Jim (Nancy) of Burleson, Texas, Eddy (Francesca) of Madison, South Dakota, Robby (Catheryn) of Montgomery, Alabama; sister, Linda Cole (Robert) of Troy, Alabama; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10am in Mt. Olive West Baptist Church, 8510 Hank Williams Road, McKenzie, Alabama 36456 with funeral services to follow at 11 am. Interment will immediately follow at the Mt. Olive Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to the City Rescue Mission, P.O. Box 60291, Jacksonville, FL 32236.
Online condolences can be made at www.johnsongeorgiana.com.