Billy Joe Covey, age 55, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, April 1, 2019 at Hospice of Poland after a long battle with cancer.
He was born on June 26, 1962 in Albany, Kentucky, the son of Gladys (Owens) and Billie Covey, Jr.
Billy married the love of his life, Julie Anne Buettner on November 19, 2016.
He was a maintenance manager for U.S. Marines for over 22 years before retiring in August of 2002. Billy was a member of the U.S. Marines serving during peace time.
He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #788 in Albany, Kentucky.
Memories of Billy will be carried on by his loving family; his wife, Julie of Newton Falls; his two daughters, Heather Nicole and Hayley Justine Umble-Covey both of Newton Falls; his three sons, Justin Alex, Jacob Maxwell Covey both of Solon and John William Covey of Byrdstown,Tennessee; his sister, Deborah Covey of Shelvyville, Kentucky; his son-in-law, Herbert and Deborah Buettner of Elyria.
Billy is preceeded in death by his father and one brother, Jeffrey Covey.
Calling hours will be held at the James Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Per Billy’s wishes cremation will follow.
The family asks that donations be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 East Broad Street, Newton Falls, OH 44444 (330)872-5440. Family and friends may send condolences to the family, please visit us at www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.
A television tribute will air Thursday, April 4 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.