Dale V. Covrett
September 21, 1934 ‒ October 23, 2016
Dale V. Covrett, age 82 of Delaware passed away Sunday evening, October 23, 2016 in the hospice room at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by his two loving daughters.
He was born September 21, 1934 in Warrensburg to the late Jeremiah and Estella (Curry) Covrett. Dale graduated from Willis High School in 1952 and proudly served in the US Army Reserves.
While at a Moose dance, Charlotte (Stiles) caught his eye. After a several year courtship they would marry and shared 50 years caring for each other’s needs and raising their family. Dale was the provider and Charlotte was the glue that held the family together. Sadly Charlotte passed away on June 18, 2015 using Dales words “she was a good woman, none better”.
Self-made, Dale was skilled with a hammer and tape measure. He was a finish carpenter working with Union Local No. 976 out of Marion. Proud of his craftsmanship, his skills adorned many a room. He also collected the tools of his trade, specifically Stanley and Craftsman.
He was a life member of the Delaware Moose, Eagles, and AMVETS Post 104. He had a soft heart for dogs. He and Charlotte were 4-H leaders for 17 years of the Fido Friends Club. Dale was fond of antique tractors, especially his John Deer Model H-38 or his “Jonny Popper” as he called it. He also favored his former 1957 Chevy as well as harness racing and attending the Brown Jug. Dale was all about family and looked forward to the annual family reunion. Honest to a fault, he called it as he saw it and was a frugal saver.
An avid card player; euchre, poker, and especially “31”, he enjoyed weekly games with family and friends. A true outdoorsman he enjoyed fishing, hunting deer, cutting wood, playing horse shoes, and western movies. Dale was also an avid gardener, made the best sour kraut around and his fish fries were not to be missed. Time spent at “skid row” on Middle Bass Island in the family’s homemade camper will remain special. Always hardworking, he was both humorous and stubborn. Dale’s unique charm and orneriness will long be remembered.
Those left to cherish his memory include daughters Dala (Ron) Bishop, Dodie (Grant) Bias of Delaware, 5 grandchildren Tori Bias, triplets Bryce, Brett, Blair Bishop, and Marshall Bias, nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends David and Diana Sarnovsky, and a host of friends.
He was also preceded in death by brothers Walter “Bud”, Jeremiah “Jerry” Covrett, sisters Hazel Hartnell, Nellie Fish, and infant sister Ruthella.
Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware where services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
The family will then host a meal in the community room of the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center following the cemetery committal services.
His family would like to thank the staff of Sarah Moore Home and Grady Memorial Hospital; their kindness will never be forgotten.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300
Jacksonville, Florida 32256 or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800,
Miami, FL 33131.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com