We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Clio Location
Mr. Larry Dale Hovey "Coach" of Louisville passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, in a Dothan hospital. He was 69.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, September 6, 2021, at Pine Level Baptist Church. Pastor Anthony Hovey will officiate. Tommy Danford and Leamon Littlefield will provide special music with pianist accompanist, Beverly Danford. Burial will follow in the Pine Level Baptist Church cemetery with Rev. Russell Hagler officiating at the graveside. Memorial contributions may be made to G.W. Long School in Coach Larry Hovey's honor. Serving as pallbearers will be Jared Long, Shaun Thompson, Baker Creel, Kenneth Houston, Keith Houston, Nick Strickland, Shane Bowman, and Jason Thompson. Serving as ushers will be Scott Meyers and Tyler Ogletree.
Honorary pallbearers will be the G.W. Long School peewee football team, players.
Left to cherish his memory, loving wife of 48 years, Roselyn Hovey; daughter, Jennifer Hovey (Jodie Knight) of Louisville; grandchildren, Dylan Myers (Hannah) of Dakota Knight and Tucker Knight of Louisville, and a granddaughter "on the way" soon, Paisley Rayne Myers; sisters, Barbara Houston (Leon) of Millbrook, AL; Connie Bledsole (Billy Ray) of Clayton; Brenda Corbett (Burtrum "Burt") of Crawford, AL; and the significant other of his brother (Ronnie) William Kenneth Campbell of Louisville; sisters-in law, Brenda Long (Larry) of Skipperville; Mary Frances Thompson of Louisville, Marietha Strickland of Eufaula, and brother-in-law, Ronnie Strickland (Gayle) of Dothan; several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hovey retired from American Buildings in Eufaula as a quality control supervisor and a welding inspector certified with the State of Alabama; he also farmed most of his life. His passion was coaching; in 1992 he coached the Ozark City League girls' softball team and they went to state championship games for the first time; the Ozark team finished 3rd in the state competing against 118 teams; through the years he has coached for G.W. Long School and Dixie Academy for the football and softball teams. He told the parents, "when the kids step on the field, they are my kids!" and the spirit reciprocated, he was greatly loved by all his players. Coach Hovey will be greatly missed.
Keahey Funeral Home of Clio is entrusted with arrangements.
He was preceded in death by his parents, F.D. Hovey and Willie Lou Faircloth Hovey, brothers, Ronnie Harold Hovey and Jimmy Carlton Hovey and brothers-in-law, Leslie Dean Thompson, Jerome Strickland and Bruce Strickland.