Hart Covington, born January 24,1940 , to Lucille and Lacy Covington , passed away on December 24, 2021. Hart was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to many. He never met a stranger and his greatest joy was bringing a smile and laugh to all around him. \n\nHe served in the Air Force as Airman First class from 1958 -1963 and was employed by Ball Zinc for 30 years retiring June 30, 2001. Hart was led to serve and volunteered in many capacities - he was a member of the Greeneville American Legion and long standing member of First Baptist Church and the clowning ministries.\n\nHart is survived by his son, Dwayne Covington and daughter-in-law Michelle; daughter Tina Shell and son-in-law Walt, his granddaughters, Lexis Covington and fiance Chace Carter and Christen Hall; grandson, Brandon Roberts and wife Jade and his great grand children. Hadlee, Kyrie and Draven Hall, He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lou Payne and close friends Paul and Peggy Cook and Bob Armstrong and Shirley Terry. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucille and Lacy Covington, and his brother, Don Covington.\n\nThe family will receive friends 1-3pm Wednesday at Jeffers Funeral and Cremation Service Downtown with the funeral to follow at 3pm with Dr. David Greene officiating. The graveside service will follow at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. Greene County Honor Guard will conduct military honors. Pallbearers will be Walt Shell, Brandon Roberts, Mark Reaves, Wayland Seaton, Dennis Seaton, and Chace Carter. Honorary pallbearer will be Paul Cook, Dean Landers, Grady Barefield and the Greene County Honor Guard.