OTTUMWA — William E. “Bill” Covert, 63, of 1212 Lewis St., died at 12:07 p.m. May 9, 2014, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a short illness.
He was born September 30, 1950, in Ottumwa to Earl L. and Kathlyn McCoy Covert.
A 1968 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Bill was a professional pilot most of his adult life having started his flying career with Midwest Aviation Service, Inc. in 1968. He accumulated more than 25,000 hours of flying time throughout his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His body has been cremated, and no services are planned at this time. Inurnment will be in McCormick Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.