Charles Thomas Covy
Charles Thomas “Chuck” Covy, 82, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
He was born Sept. 30, 1930, to Louis Covy and Fannie (Nelis) Covy.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Covy; and a sister, Louisa Covy.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Norma Jeanne Lich Covy of Franklin; and three stepsons, Donald D. Peek Jr., Kevin D. Peek and Timothy M. Peek. He will be missed by 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Chuck was a graduate of Manual High School and Butler University with a Bachelor of Science in 1953. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and part of his duties involved transporting celebrities to and from USO performances, including Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe.
He worked for American Fletcher National Bank for 16 years and then went to work for the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1970, retiring on Jan. 3, 1993. He was a member of Greenwood Presbyterian Church.
One of his favorite pastimes was playing the trumpet in a band called The Pastels for more than 30 years. The band played music from the big band era. He traveled with his wife extensively over the United States and Europe. He also enjoyed working in the yard and having conversations about World War II.
A service will be at noon Friday at Flanner and Buchanan–Washington Park East, 10722 E. Washington St., Indianapolis. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Friends may sign Chuck’s online guest registry at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.