Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

Cleatus Covington, age 91, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021. He was born on February 16th, 1930, in Three Rivers to George and Mary (Ingram) Covington. Cleatus worked for Best Way Moving and Storage for 25 years before he retired in 2003. He had many interests and hobbies. He loved to go fishing, watch sports and was an avid reader. However, there was nothing that Cleatus loved more than his family. He will be remembered by his ability to tell stories and great sense of humor. But above all, Cleatus will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dorothy Covington; five children, Larry (Judy) Smith, Rick (WM0176831

) Smith, Gina (Bill) Pou, Eddie (Darlene) Covington and Ron (Annette) Covington; brothers, Danny (Karen) Covington and Donny (Pauline) Covington; sister, Audi Riley; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two siblings, Johnny Covington and Beth Covington.

Please join the family in a Celebration of Life for Cleatus on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Bicentennial Park, 8085 Byron Center Avenue, Byron Center, 49315


To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Cleatus’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.



Let the family know you care by sharing this tribute.

1 Condolence

  1. Gloria Ferguson on July 29, 2021 at 10:47 am

    So sorry I wasn’t their for you Uncle Pete.You wil be missed very much. At least you won’t be in. Pain anymore and you will feel better just remember how much I love you and will miss you. love you so much, I will try to watch over Aunt Dorothy for you.

Leave a Condolence