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William "Billy" Leonard Covington

July 9, 1971 ~ February 26, 2019 (age 47)

William “Billy” Leonard Covington, 47, of Salisbury passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2019 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

Born in Rowan County on July 9, 1971, he was the son of the late Ricky Sherrill Covington and Billy Ronda Covington.

Billy owned Williams Wrecker and Recovery. He was a volunteer fireman for Rockwell Rural, Gold Hill and Bostian Heights fire departments and loved to hunt.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his fiancée, Christie Ribelin Foutz; mother of his daughter, Lori Efird Covington; daughter, Breanna Covington; sister, Anesha Covington and her daughter, Ricky Harris of Salisbury; grandchildren, Bryson Tanner, Avah Kintouton and Chandler Covington.

Visitation: 12:00-1:00 PM Saturday, March 2, 2019 at West Park Baptist Church, 715 W. Park Dr., Rockwell, NC 28138.

Service: 1:00 PM Saturday at West Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Seaquest officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Parkinsons Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305, the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA  22215 or to a local fire department of your choice.


Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Covington family. Online condolences may be made at

Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215

American Parkinsons Disease Association
135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island NY 10305

Fire Department of your choice

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