Dillard Glen Covington, known to many as a pillar of the community, passed away on March 26, 2023, at the age of 75, surrounded by his loving family at the Springhill Medical Center. Born on November 29, 1947, in Washington County, Alabama, Dillard lived a life dedicated to selflessness, kindness, and love.
Dillard was a man who always had his family members and friends in mind. His kind and loving nature made him the most beloved person in his family, and to everyone who knew him. Dillard will always be remembered for his willingness to help others in times of need. He was a man who could bring a smile to anyone's face, no matter what they were going through. Most of all, Dillard would do anything he could for the love of his life, his wife, Lena.
Aside from Dillard's dedication to his family and community, he had many passions and hobbies that brought him joy in life. For over 40 years, he served as a Deacon at Magnolia Holiness Church, where he found immense comfort and spiritual fulfillment. Moreover, he was an avid WWE wrestling fan, and he never missed an episode of his favorite shows. In his free time, he enjoyed relaxing with a fresh cup of coffee and traveling to see new places with his family.
Dillard was also a successful businessman, having owned and operated multiple companies throughout his life. He was the Owner-Operator of D&L Timber and D&D Trucking, and he dedicated years of his life to build and grow these companies. He also was the Owner-Operator of the McIntosh Restaurant in his earlier life and a potato farmer. These were outlets for Dillard to not only earn a living but also provide for his family and loved ones.
However, it was Dillard's personal qualities that endeared him most to the hearts of those around him. Dillard will forever be remembered for his joyous spirit, his sense of humor, and his vibrant personality. He was always "the life of the party," and his smile could light up any room he entered. Dillard was a man with a big heart, who knew how to cherish and love those most important to him.
Dillard Glen Covington's passing has left a huge void in the lives of all those who knew and loved him. We will never forget the memories and joy he brought into our lives. With his caring spirit and generosity, he made the world a brighter and more positive place. The lessons that he taught us about kindness, compassion, and humility will forever remain in our hearts. Although he may have left us physically, he will always remain in our hearts and memories, and his legacy of kindness and love will continue to live on through his family and the people he touched throughout his life.
Dillard Glen Covington was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was surrounded by a family that adored him and will miss him dearly. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Lena Covington, his dear children Gholey Buttram and Dillard Reed, and his precious grandson Troy Buttram (Shelbie) with whom he shared a very special bond. Dillard was also a father figure to Cynthia Lofton (Duggar), who he loved dearly. His memory will be cherished by his beloved grandchildren, Darla Johnston, Destiny Reed (James Daniel), Dora Reed (Cameron Weaver); great-grandchildren, Kirsten, Tristalyn, Chasen, Diego, Emmy, Dracestyn; and siblings, Clifton Covington (Erma), Mattie Moore (Don), Lois Anglin (Jim), Sylvia Reed (Collie), and Rhonda Echols (Timmy). He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Louise Rivers and Dillard Covington, along with Mother and Father In Law Clayton and Ida Mae Reed; Brother In Law Lonnie Reed; Sister In Law Maple Lemley; Sister In Law Norma Gray; Daughter In Law Lisa Huckabee Reed; Nephew Johnny Reed Jr.; Nephew Clouis Lamar "CL" Rivers; and niece, Sherry Anglin Noble. His love and presence will be missed by all who knew him.
A wake will be held for Dillard beginning at 6pm Thursday, March 30, 2023, at Magnolia Holiness Church. The funeral service will be held at 2pm Friday, March 31, 2023, at Magnolia Holiness Church with Rev. Ike Reed and Rev. Roy Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Magnolia Cemetery.
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