Lynn Wayne Covington passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 1 2020, in Springtown Texas at the age of 86.
Lynn was born on March 14, 1934, to Raymond and Ruby (Warden) Covington. The oldest of three sons, Lynn worked on the family farm and the family BBQ café in Durant, Oklahoma. Lynn graduated from Nida School and served in the Army National Guard. In his early years he worked in the oil fields in Southern Oklahoma but settled in west Ft Worth working at Swift Edible Oil and managing his rental properties.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, a son Billy Wayne Covington and by a brother W C Covington. He is survived by his children, Theresa (Robert) Caudle, Jo Ann Hughes, Terry Covington (Emmett Coble). Grandchildren, Ami (Billy) Hartsfield, Chad (Daisy) McGlocklin, Craig Hughes, Stephanie Phillips. Great grandchildren, Madison, McKinzi, Bode, Adalie Hartsfield, Hunter Hughes, Aden McGlocklin, Maximus Phillips. Brother Duane Covington (Paula Coonrod) and cherished friend Margaret Mottram.
Lynn would be the first to tell you that he was by no means a saint, but all who knew him found he had a generous heart and a giving spirit. As a young man Lynn worked hard and played even harder with a zest for life. He enjoyed telling about picking up and delivering moonshine for the local Nida farmers, throwing it out the window when he thought he was going to be stopped. He loved fast cars and by the grace of God lived through some horrible wrecks. With that cowboy hat tilted just right and a cigar in hand he loved and appreciated women and they loved him. Even up in years as his health declined and his body was wearing out, he still had that magic charm. He took care of his renters like they were family, giving them hams at Thanksgiving and Christmas, giving them extra time to pay rent, and giving them rides when they had no transportation. He took pride being The World’s Best Landlord. There was never a Trades Day, Flea Market, Garage Sale or Salvage Yard that Lynn could pass up and he always found something to buy.
In Lieu of flower people wishing to honor Lynn please make a donation to the charity of your choice or to the American Diabetes Association.
Family hour Friday April 3, 2020 you are welcome to come and go from 6-8pm at Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A graveside gathering will be Saturday April 4, 2020 at 2:00pm at Oak Grove Cemetery in Nida, Oklahoma with Pastor Jesse West officiating.
During this time, you are welcome to sign the online Guest Book/ Tribute Wall to offer your condolences. You may also watch the Tribute Movie of Lynn Covington below. Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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