Kenneth Gordon Covington
Kenneth Gordon Covington was born March 25th 1926 in the Heights in Houston, Texas.
He died in San Marcos, Texas on August 21, 2019.
He had previously lived in Groves and Port Arthur for most of his life.
He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1944 and was a fighting yellow jacket. He cheered for TJ until moving to Groves and then proudly supported the PNG Indians.
He held football season tickets for 30 years after his youngest child graduated.
Gordon was a proud member of the U.S. Army Air Corp, and served during WWII from 8-11-44 until 8-24-46 where he obtained the rank of Corporal.
Mr. Covington was an active member St. Marks United Methodist Church in Griffin Park and then Groves First United Methodist Church.
He was a member of the Collectors Club and Groves Lion Club.
Gordon began working at Texaco in 1948 and retired as a Sr. Clerk in 1984.
At retirement he and Mrs. Covington stayed busy with their antique business by first displaying at flea markets and then working in antique co-ops.
Last year Gordon was able to participate with other veterans in an Honor Flight from Austin to Washington D.C. where he had a whirlwind tour of D.C. and the war memorials.
He was chosen to help lay a wreath at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This was the trip of a lifetime and he proudly talked about it often.
Mr. Covington was preceded in death by his parents Delton and Carolyn Covington, his wife of over 55 years Jane Covington, his brothers Delton and Sam Covington and baby sister Maida, and grandson Daniel Avery.
Gordon Covington is survived by his two daughters Becky McCullough (Mike) of Wimberley, Texas; Kathy Perry (Keith) of Katy, Texas and a son Kenneth Gordon Covington, Jr. (Claudine) of Greenville, South Carolina.
Mr. Covington was blessed to have 13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
He was also loved by many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 25th at 6:00 PM at Levingston Funeral Home, Groves TX. Services will be held Monday, August 26th at 10:00 AM at the same location.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Honor Flight Austin in memory of Gordon Covington.
Honor Flight Austin, 815-A Brazos Street, UPS Box 498, Austin, TX 78701-2514.