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Robert E. Covington

April 30, 1938 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 83)

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  • Robert Edwin Covington, “Bob” quietly departed this life at home with his family on Saturday, April 9, 2022. He was born April 30, 1938,940 to the late William Cato Covington, and Lee Ida ‘Coston’ Covington. Robert was the youngest of eight siblings, and was educated in the Moultrie Public School System.
     
    Bob married his high school sweetheart, Betty Ruth Hayes and together they enjoyed over 60 years of marriage. To this union they have one son, Rev. Victor E. Covington.
     
    Bob and Betty lived & worked in Atlantic City, NJ from 1960-until he retired from the casino gaming industry in 2006. Bob enjoyed baking and was known for his infamous sweet potato pies. He was also an avid bowler, but his favorite past-time was gambling (cards, shooting pool, horse racing, and casino games). Bob accepted Christ as his Savior and was adamant about his early morning devotions with the Lord. In 2006 Bob retired and relocated to Covington, GA, where they united with the Bethlehem Baptist Church, under the caring pastorate of Rev. Hezekiah Benton where he thoroughly enjoyed singing with the male chorus.
     
    Bob was a man of very few words; however he was a God-sent caring husband to his wife until the Lord called her to rest in 2020. Bob was also and an awesome father.
     
    Bob was predeceased by his wife Betty, parents, and brothers: Milton, Winston, Sandy, and Randolph; sisters: Corriner Walker, Mary Jackson, and Lee Ida Caver.
     
    Bob leaves a legacy of love to cherish his memory, his one son Victor E. Covington (Jennifer); one granddaughter Angeline; one brother: William Covington, of Detroit, MI and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. 
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