Carl P. Covert, Sr. – Obituary and Assessment Call
Carl P. Covert, Sr., 77, of Cedar Creek passed away on August 2, 2011 after a lengthy bout with pneumonia following open heart surgery last December. He was born January 11, 1934 in Houston, Texas to Carl Lucas and Margret Covert. Carl and his wife Vivian were married for almost 54 years. Carl is survived by his wife Vivian of Cedar Creek, son Price Covert of Cedar Creek, Texas, son Phillip Covert of Austin, Texas, son Payton Covert and wife Kris and grandson William Payton Covert of Paris, Texas, one brother, a sister-in-law and two nephews.
Carl served the Texas Game and Fish Commission and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for 39 years. He began his career in law enforcement as a probationary game warden in 1956 near Liberty, where he worked on ranches, including Governor Price Daniel’s ranch. In February 1957, he became a cadet in the 10th Annual Texas Game and Fish Commission Game Warden Training Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy on May 28, 1957, his first game warden duty station was in Milam County with additional patrol duties in Burleson and Lee counties. Carl elevated through the various ranks of game warden, and he eventually promoted to Director of Field Operations in Austin in 1992. He held that position until his retirement on August 31, 1995.
Carl liked the outdoors and especially liked to fish in Colorado. He loved to get together with his friends and family and crank up the bar-b-q and do what he laughingly called “burn a chicken.”
Carl joined the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Mutual Association, formerly the Texas Game and Fish Commission Mutual Association, on February 15, 1951. Memorial donations may be made in his name to: the Texas Park and Wildlife Mutual Association, P.O. Box 549, Del Valle, Texas 78617; or Operation Game Thief, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, Texas 78744. At Carl’s request, no funeral service is planned. Condolences may be mailed to Mrs. Carl Covert, 571 Union Chapel Road, Cedar Creek, TX 78612.
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 549
Del Valle, Texas 78617
TO: ALL MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT MUTUAL ASSOCIATION
SUBJECT: Assessment Call
DATE: August 8, 2011
DUE: September 12, 2011
Policy No. 274
Failure to pay by the due date will result in loss of benefits. The assessment fee plus a reinstatement fee will be charged to rejoin the Association.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Mutual Association (TPWD Mutual Association) regrets to inform you of the death of another of our members, Carl P. Covert, Sr..
Carl became a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Mutual Association formerly the Texas Game and Fish Commission Mutual Association on February 15, 1961. He retained his membership up until his death on August 2, 2011.
Additional information on Carl is on the reverse side of this assessment letter.
A check in the amount of $5,235 will be delivered to Mrs. Carl Covert, on Friday, August 5, 2011.
An assessment in the amount of $16.00 will be necessary to bring the policy fund back into balance to have payments on hand for two members in case of death. Please make this payment by September 12, 2011.
L. David Sinclair, President
Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Mutual Association
Make Checks Payable to:
TPWD Mutual Association
Please Mail All Payments to:
TPWD Mutual Association
P.O. Box 549
Del Valle, TX 78617
If you have any questions regarding the TPWD Mutual Association, please contact:
David Sinclair by phone at (512) 389-4854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or
David Heater by phone at (512) 923-8656 or e-mail email@example.com, or
Janie Whitaker by phone at (512) 389-4854 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.