David Gayle Covin was born on December 5, 1948 in San Antonio, Texas to Wilfred M. and Mary Helen Covin. He went home to be with the Lord our Savior on February 12, 2009 at home in Blanco, Texas.
Gayle passionately loved the Lord, his family and friends. He was a wonderful son, brother, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Gayle resided in Blanco with his children. As a mechanic, Gayle always had a wrench on hand for any kind of repair that needed to be done no matter what time of day or night. The things about Gayle that we admired so much were his lack of need for material possessions, his huge heart and his unconditional loving nature. Every time you are around him you feel as if you could confide your soul in him. He would be the last one to judge or to point fingers. It has been a blessing to have him in our lives and he will be missed very much!
Gayle is preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Merle Covin and brother Charles Collins Covin. He is survived by his mother Mary Helen Covin, daughters Karen Gayle Cox and husband Josh, Diane Marie Haley and husband Justin. He has three precious grandchildren Kelby Cox, Dawson Cox and Emma Grace Haley, whom he dearly loved. His brothers W. M. “Buddy” Covin and wife Carolyn, George Covin and wife Linda, Gary Covin and wife Theresa, John Covin and wife Chere, Chris Covin and wife Rita, Jeff Covin and wife Claire, one sister Mary Ruth Clay and husband Paul and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life was held Monday, February 16, 2009 at 10:00am at the First Baptist Church in Blanco. Burial was in Peyton Cemetery, Blanco, Texas. Visitation was held at Crofts Funeral Home Sunday, February 15, 2009 from 4:00 to 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: CTRC at the University Health Science Center, Attn: Donations/ Cancer Research, 7979 Wurzbach, Suite U600, San Antonio, TX 78229.