Obituary of Thomas Covington
Ocala, Florida - Thomas Frederick Covington, 61, passed away March 17, 2018. Born June 27, 1956, in Batavia, to William Charles and Bertha Jean Robbins Covington. He graduated from Byron-Bergen Central School and moved to Marion County, FL in 1984. He spent his entire career in agriculture and the agricultural equipment sales and service fields including: CY Farms, Elba; Tri-County Tractor/Empire Tractor, Batavia; Ag Equipment, Oakfield; Marion Tractor/Ag Pro, Ocala, FL; and Bobcat & Kubota of Ocala/Agricon Equipment, Ocala, FL. Tom enjoyed traveling, camping, sports cars, and flying. He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Sheryl Marie Covington (March 20-22, 1977), his half-sister Virginia Mary Leahy, his in-laws Michael and Alice Barniak; his brother-in-law, David M. Barniak; and faithful pets Tammy, Oscar, Penny, Misty, Zelda, and Sandy. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Barniak Covington whom he married on June 12, 1976 and their dog Coco; sisters, Claudia Mitchell, Susan (Kelly) Schuler, Robin (David) Drawdy; brother-in-law, Anthony (Elaine) Barniak; sister-in-law Ann (Earl) Roth; and nieces and nephews David, Wendy, Janice, Erik, Jill, Karen, Alan, Brandon, Alicia, Kaitlyn, and Bill; and close family friend, Joan Bezon. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at Resurrection Parish, St. Joseph's Church, 303 East Main Street, Batavia. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Batavia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.