Covington Brothers ~ Architects
Ralph Covington, Denison High
School Class of 1949
Covington, 82, a native of Denison, TX, died October 29, 2012.
Ralph was born December 31, 1930, to William Wilkes "Tex" Covington
(1887 - 1931) and Anna Mitchell Covington. He graduated from
Denison High School and Southeastern State College in Durant,
OK. He served in the United States Navy from 1950-54, during
the Korean Conflict. He was aboard the USS Boxer.
played professional baseball with the Detroit American League Team
(Detroit Tigers) in 1911 as pitcher and was roommates with Ty
Cobb. Ralph loved baseball and played in high school and in
Ralph began his
training with architect, Donald
Mayes, in Denison, and Brown and Chapman Architects in
Sherman TX. Ralph was certified by the Texas Board of
Architectural Examiners. He worked with architects Downing
Thomas and Grogan and Scoggins in the Dallas area and was proud to have
worked on the SMU Library. After working in Anniston,
Alabama, he opened his own office in Denison, doing work for the city,
county and local residents. He worked on many churches in the
state of Texas, as well as the Sherman Library and Salvation
his son, Jay Lowe Covington of Paris, AR, and the Miller Houghton
family of Midland, TX. Another son, William (Bill) Edward
Covington, passed away on January 22, 2013. Ralph was
preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ray Covington.
There will be a
memorial service in Denison, TX, for both Ralph and Bill Covington this
summer. Time and place will be announced later.
William (Bill) Covington, Denison High School Class
William Edward Covington (Bill) of Offenbach,
Germany, 52, a native of Denison, TX, died January 22, 2013. Bill was
born October 30, 1960 to parents Ralph Edward and Margaret Hampton
Covington. He graduated from Denison High School in 1979 and
The Denver Art Institute with a degree in Graphic Design and
Advertising Design in 1983.
Bill had a successful 25-year career starting out
at the Dallas Market Center. He left his mark in Germany when
his logo was patented and chosen to light up the sky over Frankfurt on
the Union Investment skyscraper. He was with Advantage
Design, Barry Blau and Partners, Wonderman Cato Johnson, Gordon Waters
and Advance Design Center. A few of the campaigns he worked
on were Citi Bank Visa, Ford of Germany and Ford Euro, and
BASF. As an Art Director, he did conception design, photo
direction, corporate identity programs, computer graphics, annual
reports, direct advertising/marketing for magazines, brochures,
catalogs, and newspapers for an international assortment of clients.
Survivors include his companion of 24 years, Romana
West of the home, and brother, Jay Covington of Paris, AR.
Other survivors include his mother and step-father, Margaret and Jack
Wade of Paris, AR, step-sister and step-brother, Dianne Wade Fraser and
Mike Wade; his aunt and uncle, Vera Anne and Roland Humphrey; cousins,
Sarah and Colin Humphrey and children. Bill was preceded in
death by his father, Ralph Edward Covington, October 29, 2012,
and niece, Katherine Humphrey Omelak.