OBITUARY

Coleman Darrell Covington

January 15, 1927May 9, 2020
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Coleman Darrell Covington, 93, of LaGrange, passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020. He was born on January 15, 1927, in College Hill, Kentucky (near Richmond). He graduated from Madison High School in Richmond and was class valedictorian. Following high school he served in the U. S. Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge he attended Georgetown College in Kentucky on the G.I. Bill, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. After college he became a member of the Louisville Police Department, where he was employed until he retired in 1984, with the rank of Lieutenant. Coleman was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather and was a member of Ballardsville Baptist Church. Preceding him in death were his parents, William and Inez Covington; sister, Audrey Hehl; and daughter, Sharon Bayler. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Margie Covington; sons, Darrell Covington (Tina) and Kevin Covington (Mary); grandchildren, Karen Carby (Scott), Matthew Covington, Andrew Jones, Cassandra Covington and Daniel Covington. A private service will be held with burial in Valley of Rest Cemetery. Memorial gifts can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Condolences can be made online at www.heady-radcliffefuneralhome.com.

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Henrietta Duke

May 16, 2020

You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Memories sometimes help as you face the days ahead. I remember all the Sunday afternoons when whoever could make it went to our granny Gadd's home. Some played softball but many of us sat around relaxing and enjoying our time together. Then we had a potluck meal, cleaned up and went home. I can picture those times in my mind as if they just happened yesterday. Those really were good old days.

Suzzanne Michal

May 15, 2020

Darrell, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Tina, Matt and Karen during this very difficult time. Grieving the loss of a loved one is never easy, but hopefully you find comfort in knowing your dad led a good life and is now resting peacefully.

Mary Jo Mueller ( Burke)

May 15, 2020

Mrs. Covington, Darrell and Kevin, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Covington. I know he will be greatly missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Thorpe

May 15, 2020

RIP Lt. Covington. I always loved talking to you at headquarters. You always made me smile. You will be missed by me and all your blue family. Prayers for your wife and all your family. I loved watching your tribute video. Looks like you had a very loving caring family. RIP Sir

Pat and Larry Kirk

May 15, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Margie, Darrell and Kevin on Coleman's passing. He was the mainstay in keeping the Covington family in contact with one another by initiating and organizing the annual family reunion each August. We always had so much fun!

Godspeed Coleman

Doug Thompson

May 14, 2020

Darrell, I'm sorry to hear that your dad passed. Ed and I could see the resemblance from the picture in the paper. I also see the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; valedictorian & cum laude! Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Edward Seng

May 14, 2020

Darrell, sorry to hear of your father's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

Dale Rhoades

May 14, 2020

I served with Lt. Coleman many years on The Louisville Police Department. He never spoke of his service to our country. Much respect sir. Rest in Peace.

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