Larry Thomas Covington, 80, of Colonial Heights, VA, passed into eternal peace on March 7, 2021.
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Larry was born on January 14, 1941, in Muncie, Indiana, to the late Homer T. and Nina B. Covington. He served in, and retired from, the United States Army. During his 23 year military career, he served in many capacities, to include being assigned to the Pentagon as the personal chef to the Chief of Staff of the Army and was the recipient of countless awards and accommodations throughout his military career. After retiring from the military, he continued to work in food service for Henrico County and in his own personal catering business. He was a member of The Masonic Lodge, The VFW and the American Legion. He had a love of cooking and was well known for a variety of specialty dishes and desserts. Larry enjoyed reading, taking cruises with his wife, Maxine, decorating the yard for the holidays and enjoying the love of several animals, with his most recent being a beloved Beagle named “Tippy”.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 39 years, Maxine; daughter, Michele Johnson and son in law Michael, of Chester; stepson, Lee Crowder (Suzanne) of Henrico; brother-in-law, Leroy Welch of Disputanta; Brianna Qureshi (Omair) of Virginia Beach; Britani Daley of Norfolk; RaeAnne Johnson of Chester: Riley Johnson of Colonial Heights; Jennette Johnson of Petersburg; Claire Crowder of Henrico; Jennifer Johnson of Chester and LeAnn Jerome (Trevor) of Beaufort, SC. He is survived by many other family members and special friends who became family, Tim and Stephanie Baker, of Colonial Heights.Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Homer T. and Nina B. Covington, his brothers Ray and Bobby, his sister, Sandra Solis and niece, Debbie Camberos, grandparents and other loved ones.
A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the American Legion Post 284, located at 505 Springdale Avenue in Colonial Heights, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society and Crater Community Hospice in Petersburg, VA.
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