Floyde Steven "Steve" Covault, 70, of Lafayette, passed away at 9:09 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette.
He was born May 8, 1946, in Lebanon, to the now late Stanley Dean and Doris Michele (Yaryan) Covault.
Steve graduated from Darlington High School in 1964, and then the State Police Academy. He served as a State Police Officer for 15 years before retiring in 1982. He went on to work as a terminal manager for LCL Trucking, and a supervisor for Sun Chemical and (Elm Steel) Voestalpine, before retiring for the second time.
Steve married Penny S. Underwood on June 30, 1978, in Nashville, Tenn. She preceded him in death on Oct. 8, 2006.
Steve was a member of Darlington Christian Church, the Masonic Lodge, American Legion Post 409 and Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, bowling, fishing, watching westerns, feeding the birds and being outdoors with animals and nature.
Surviving are six children, Lisa Monroe (husband Scott) and Brandon Covault (girlfriend Kate Ramsey), both of Lafayette, Jeffrey Bartelson (wife Beth Hopkins) of Pittsboro, Richard Covault (wife Cherish) of Waynetown, Steve Covault (wife Michelle) and Tracy Crane (husband Tom), both of Crawfordsville; as well as a sister, Patty Covault Clawson of Thorntown. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Steve was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Covault Stockton and a great-grandchild.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Darlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Steve's name to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made at www.soller-baker.com.
Published on December 16, 2016