John Robert “Bobby” Covell

March 26, 1957 - August 8, 2022

03/26/1957 - 08/08/2022

CHESAPEAKE – John Robert “Bobby” Covell, 65, died August 8, 2022.  Bobby was born in Springfield, IL to Frances Carley Covell and the late John George “Jack” Covell.  He worked as an insulation supervisor in various shipyards and construction companies in the Hampton Roads area, and was an avid guitar player.  Bobby enjoyed woodworking, fishing, listening to music and watching the Washington Redskins and NASCAR on Sundays. Another one of his passions was motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons. Bobby’s passion for motorcycles did not end at just riding them, he also built them.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 17 years, Kimberly Jo Maynard Covell; mother, Frances Covell of Chesapeake; children, Amber Nicole McHendry of FL, Joseph Covell of Virginia Beach, Bobbi Olson of SC, Josuha Kyle Covell of Chesapeake and Jackie Covell of Currituck; siblings, Cynthia Covell of Chesterfield, Willaim E. Valentine of GA, and Randy Valentine of FL; grandchildren, Fletcher, Sophia, Gabriel, and Preston McHendry and Leif Olson; and a host of other family and friends.

Services will be held at a later date. To express condolences to the family, please visit In lieu of flowers, if you feel so led, please consider making a donation to the final costs of Bobby’s funeral expenses at No donation is too small and is deeply appreciated by the family.

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Kimberly Covell
2 months ago

Service:12/11/2022 Altmyers,VABEACH