James L. Coverstone

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QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - James L. Coverstone, 66, of Queen Creek, Ariz. passed away peacefully on Sept. 24, 2012.
He was born June 17, 1946, in Sidney, the son of the late Ivan and Virginia (Howell) Coverstone.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; children, Matthew, of Indianapolis, Ind. and Gregory, of Chandler, Ariz., sons of Marilou Coverstone of Greenville; stepchildren, Melanie (Jeff) Smith, of Mesa, Ariz., Jimmy Parsons and Keith (Jessica) Parsons, of Laura. He is also survived by his brother, Tom (Linda) Coverstone, of Sidney; sisters-in-law, Valerie (John) Stamper, Veda (Carl) Stamper, Ima Jean Ashley; and brother-in-law, Jeff (Tinah) Spencer, as well as many other family members.
He was a wonderful grandfather to Kylee, Katelyn, Alicia, April, Kirsten, Keith Jr., Zackary, Liliana, Aiden, Mina and Rachel.

He proudly served as a Marine in Vietnam and maintained the "Once a Marine always a Marine" attitude." He spent a great portion of his adult life in Greenville, where he worked at the VFW and served as a corporal in the Darke County Sheriff's Office. He moved to Huber Heights in 2005 and worked for the Lowes Corp. until his retirement in July 2011.
Jim and Lisa moved to Queen Creek, Ariz., in January 2012, where he resided until his death. Jim loved his family, hiking, photography and a good Frisch's Big Boy sandwich. He was a solid rock and source of inspiration to his family and those who knew him. He is greatly loved and will be missed very much but forever remembered.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at the Sidney Moose Lodge, 1200 Broadway Ave., Sidney.
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Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Arizona, 1132 S. Oakland Ave., Mesa, AZ 85206.


Published in Sidney Daily News from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2012