William F. “Bill” Cover, 71, of Burbank, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 while working in his garden.
Bill was born Sept. 2, 1945 in Lodi to the late W. Frank and Violet (Norris) Cover and was a 1963 graduate of Black River High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1965 – 1967. On May 20, 1983, Bill married the former Brenda Farren and she survives. He retired after 37 years from Travelers Insurance and had made his home near Burbank since 1984. He was a member of the N.R.A. and the American Legion. Bill loved gardening and working in his yard and he enjoyed vacations at the beach, trips to Tennessee and old cars and trucks. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are his wife, Brenda; son and his companion, Mitch Cover and Lorna Metsker of Creston; step-sons and their wives; David and Danielle Posten of Rittman and Brad and Mary Beth Posten of Shreve; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters and brothers; Joyce Burgess of Wooster, Jean (Rick) Hinton of Creston, Steve (Lynda) Cover of West Salem, Ron (Joyce) Cover of Ashland, Liz (Les) Crumley of Burbank and Terry (Dave) Burss of Massillon and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Danny, Dennis and Bryan.
Friends may call Sunday, June 11th from 2-4 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston where services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Brad Ingram will officiate. Burial will be Monday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com Memorials may be made to Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256.
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Name: Ross Riggs
Bill and Brenda have been loving and devoted family to my brother, Rod especially now while he is in Bethany Nursing Home and since Elly,(Brenda's sister and Rod's wife), died. They continued to visit and encourage. The picture of Bill shows the joy in his eyes that he brought every time he visited. It was an honor to get to know him and on behalf of my brother Rod, I will tell you, Bill will be very sorely missed. Even though the TV never was off, Rod looked forward to Bill's and Brenda's visits. I'm so thankful for the Christian witness Bill was for Rod. May God bless you Brenda as you walk these days ahead.
Name: Lorry Swanger
Liz, so sorry to hear of your brothers sudden passing. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.
Name: Dorothy silves
So sorry for your loss. . Thinking of you Brenda . Dorothy
Name: Sarah Scroggins
Brooke and your family - I am so very sorry about your loss. Words can never truly express how one feels so I will just tell you that I am here if you need anything and my thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time.
Brenda and Family, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ~Fran
Name: Joyce Elaine Cover
Words can not express my sadness at this time... Not only was Bill my brother-in-law, because I am married to his brother Ron, but he was my double brother-in-law because he was married to my sister Brenda. We have had the most wonderful times together as a family, all the trips to WVa, Tennessee, Amish Country and mostly just the visits at home, sharing the holidays together, the joy in the births, watching our children grow, school functions, weddings,grandchildren and great-grandchildren and even the joy/sorrow in death... We will all truly miss you Bill (Billiam, as I called you). We will love you always, and have such joy when we see you again.
Forever in my Heart
Name: Lorraine Eaken
Deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Name: Wooster Wayne Chapter DAR
The Wooster Wayne Chapter of DAR would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one. We are very grateful for William's service to our country. Patriots are what keep our nation free. May God Bless you and comfort your family at this difficult time.