Verlin Eugene Covert

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Verlin Eugene Covert, 76, of Rector, Ark., passed from this life on December 30, 2017. He was born October 4, 1941, to the late Floyd and Necie (Mason) Covert in Rector.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Dooley.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Covert; two daughters, Theresa and Kenny Gregory of Piggott and Lisa and Joel Bedwell of Jonesboro; two sons, Randy Covert and Patty of Piggott and Charlie Covert and Jennifer Cook of Piggott; one step son, Gayl and Janet Gregory of Berthold, N.D.; his grandchildren, David Bedwell, Tara and Tray Rigdon, Jessica and Ted Wallis, Jeffery and Beth Bedwell, Cody Holcomb, Taylor and Austin Engle, Garrett Cook, Private Teddy Gregory, Levi Cook and Autumn Covert; his step-grandkids, Brittna Gregory, Emilee and Miles Knudsvig and Ronni Gregory; great-grandkids, Kaleigh Bedwell, Lexi Rigdon, Hunter Rigdon, William Wallis, Sophia Wallis and Lilly Bedwell, a step great-grandchild, Jackson Knudsvig; step-father, Charles Garrett; a sister, Linda and Andy Wooten of Summerville, Tenn.; a niece, Kim and Mike Byant; a nephew, Kevin Fahr and numerous other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Irby Funeral Home in Rector. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Irby Chapel. Interment will be in the Liberty Hill Cemetery.

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