Jon Ray Coover, aka "Doc," escaped the mortal realm to join his sister Joanie, mother Maxine, and father Grant on November 5, 2020.
We imagine he is cursing the fact he did not get to cast his ballot for Trump. He is likely yelling at the Fox News election coverage from the other side, and demanding recounts.
A memorial gathering will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Jon's home at 300 Fairway Circle in Brandon, SD. Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls is assisting with the arrangements.
Born in Iowa Falls, IA sometime in the 20th Century, for the last 20 years (at least) he has perpetually looked to be about 47 years old, so none of us are exactly sure of his age anymore. He has a dedicated closet in the bathroom full of his potions and elixirs that his daughter will be raiding soon. His skincare routine should have been marketed to the 20-somethings worrying about nonexistent wrinkles, as it would have been the ultimate money-making entrepreneurial startup. But, that would have meant becoming a social media influencer, and he thought all that BS was obnoxious. However, if a life is to be judged instead by the number of lives touched or adventures had, he may well have been over 150 years old.
Doc got himself out of Iowa and into the Navy, and was a proud Veteran and Patriot the rest of his life. His other greatest passions were his wife Brenda, his bulldog Bianca, tucking Jelly Beans and Reese's peanut butter cups in dressers and under his pillows, the Minnesota Vikings, Las Vegas, and work. We would put some Vegas stories in here -- but you know...what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
Time spent at home in SD would often include taking in high school sports featuring his favorite football player, number 5, Gavin Koch, sitting in the stands cheering him on with Gavin's sister Josie -- usually offering loud commentary for the benefit of his niece and nephew.
He was an avid supporter of Veteran's causes, and of Mission Haiti -- he considered them all his kids. He never met a stranger, he lit up every room he entered, and made anyone he talked to feel like his best friend. He lived big, he loved bigger. He will be greatly missed. May his memory forever be a blessing.
To order cards, gifts and flowers, please support one of Doc's favorite business ventures, his wife Brenda's flower shop, which will be taking care of the family's needs for visitation and memorial services. Grapevines Flower Garden