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Terry L. Covell

Terry L. Covell, 61, of Lancaster, passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  He was born September 29, 1953 in Sterling, Illinois and was the son of the late Robert and Phyllis (Campbell) Covell.  Terry was a 1971 graduate of Amanda-Clearcreek High School and a truck driver for Arrow Transports in Ashville, Ohio.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 43 years, Kay (Good) Covell; son, Jeff Covell (Sonya) of Columbia Falls, Montana; five brother, five sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and a niece, Carrie Brizendine.
Cremation was handled with care and a memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Rev. Melvin Truex officiating.  The family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Terry was a loving husband and father.  He was a wonderful brother and uncle.  He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

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Kay and Jeff, Joan and I are deeply sorry for your loss. It was most obvious that Terry loved you dearly. I learned more of Terry in the last couple weeks of his life than the 25 years prior. He was a wonderful brother-in-law and brother to Joan. Although, during these last few weeks, I became acquainted with a true Christian man whose faith and courage was extraordinary. Terry's love for God, people and family was so inspirational. I became acquainted with a Christian man whose devotion and commitment to God has left me encouraged and challenged. Too often, we settle with learning people only at a distance. Frequently, we realize what we've missed in another after they've left us. This is one of those instances... Terry had so much to offer, I'm only sorry I didn't glean from it sooner. Terry, I'm so grateful for your testimony of faith, Christian witness and the spiritual integrity you exhibited in your final moments. My life has forever been changed. Kay, our prayers are with you and Jeff. Might God comfort and strengthen you in this difficult time. We love you!

Brad & Joan Brizendine Feb 19 2015 12:00 AM

I am so honored to have been able to know Terry and to have been able to  call him my brother law. He always treated me with kindness and love. Kay, you and Terry remained a part of my life and my girls and for that I am forever grateful. I love you and all I can say is that God gained a handy man!

Amy Myers Feb 19 2015 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear Terry passed away.  His mom and dad was my aunt and uncle........ my dad was his dad's brother.  After the family moved to Ohio we did not see as much of each other - but, I do remember Terry.

Coleen Hanabarger (Covell) Feb 19 2015 12:00 AM

Kay, it is with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to you and Jeff. Terry will be greatly missed, as we have shared many fun times together, as well as profitable times on mission trips. Terry was a great friend and a brother in Christ. Please know that our prayers are with you and that we are here for you in whatever way you may need us.

With much love,
Ellen and Paul

Paul and Ellen Cook Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

It is with great sadness that we read of Terry's passing.  For the brief time my husband shared a hospital room with Terry at Riverside, I quickly saw the genuine love that Terry and his family shared.  They even prayed with my husband and I.  I know Terry is no longer sick and is with God above.  For this we give praises.  The entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.  If we are unable to express our sympathy through his visitation, please know that you will forever be in our hearts and our minds.  May God Bless the family and give them added strength during this time of loss.

Ron and Becky Bensonhaver Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

WITH HEARTFELT SYMPATHY.       Sonny and Sharon Guminey from Faith Memorial Church

Sonny and Sharon Guminey Feb 17 2015 12:00 AM