David Paul Covington

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October 10, 1951 ~ August 15, 2022

Born in: Dallas, TX
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Paul Covington of Arlington, TX passed away on August 15, 2022, at the age of 70 following cardiac issues plus a recent injury. Paul was born in Dallas on October 10, 1951, to Hubert Thelston Covington and Dorothy Petty Covington. He grew up in Grand Prairie, TX and graduated from Grand Prairie High School in 1970.

Paul had an early interest in art as a vocation and went on to study art at the University of Texas at Arlington, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1978.

After college Paul went to work for the Grand Prairie School system, where he put his handyman talents to work in the maintenance department. In 1993 Paul went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as a painter, retiring in 2018 after 25 years of service.

In 1985, Paul met Sharon who was pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Texas. Two years later after Sharon graduated and relocated to Arlington, TX, Paul and Sharon began dating and fell in love. Paul and Sharon were married on August 1, 1992, and recently celebrated their 30th anniversary together.

Paul’s marriage to Sharon helped rekindle his passion for art, and in his free time he created many unique and thought-provoking works over the years. He held numerous local exhibitions of his art, including at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, and the Fort Worth Arts Festival. He also held a joint exhibition with his wife, Sharon, at Tarrant County College Southeast in 2008.

Paul was a music afficionado and an avid collector of vinyl records. His extensive eclectic collection of albums occupies an entire wall in his home, and his knowledge of music trivia was even more extensive. Paul always had a smile on his face and a positive outlook on life, to go along with a keen sense of humor, a kind heart, and a unique perspective on life.

Paul is survived by his wife, Sharon, brothers Marc (Natalie) and Robert, and sister Celia Havel (Andy), stepdaughter Audrey Blagg (Terry), and granddaughters Cassidy Blagg and Mikayla Blagg.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Wade Funeral Home in Arlington, TX on Saturday August 27, 2022, from 2-4 PM, for family and friends to gather and celebrate Paul’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Kidney Foundation or the American Heart Association.

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  1. I am sorry for your loss. This is a journey that will take time and support from your family and friends here on earth. Please let the Lord guide you through this time in your life.

    I am a friend and former coworker of your daughter.

  2. I’m praying for peace and comfort for your family as you celebrate the Life of Mr. David. He sounds like a fun, smart man. I know he will be missed by many.


    Mandy Kirkham
    Evergreen Life Services

  3. I worked with Paul at the Federal Reserve. He was always fun to be around. I have 2 of his cactus sculptures that he made out of horseshoes. They will always be a treasure to me, and I think of him each time I look at them. Peace and comfort for all of y’all.

  4. My condolences to Paul’s family. He was such a pleasant person to talk with. He was a happy gentleman who always had a smile or time for a conversation whenever I’d see him in the hallways at the Federal Reserve. May He rest in peace.

  5. Paul was such a sweet man who was always happy and friendly! He was probably the most pleasant person I’ve ever known. In passing him in the hallways at the Fed, he always smiled and spoke to everyone! My sincere condolences for his family and close friends.

  6. Paul was such a kind, sweet, funny, intelligent, and talented man. I will miss him dearly and am thankful our paths crossed in this life. He encouraged me in exploring art and was a good friend; never too busy to stop and listen or share. Prayers to Paul’s family as they grieve.

  7. Paul was such a sweet person who did always have a smile on his face, no matter what was going on. He loved catching up and talking about artsy things! I loved that he entered the yearly art shows and it was usually something he created using a unique treatment or material–he was so creative! I’m so thankful to have known him. His light shines on in our memories.

  8. I can honestly say one of the nicest and most pleasant persons I have ever had the pleasure of knowing at the bank. Condolences to his family and many friends.

  9. I am so sorry we lost Paul, but absent from the body, present with the Lord. He was always a friendly person, liked and respected by everyone. He was talented. We will miss him. He was a good person. Sending love ad prayers to his family.

  10. So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I worked with him from the mid 1990’s until 2002. He was always very pleasant and ready to give you a smile. At the company annual art contests, Paul always had one or more spectacular entries and won. He was a very dedicated employee, put forth extra effort, and did quality work. Everyone is better for having known Paul.

  11. My Condolences to Paul’s family and friends.
    Paul was very kind, talented and a sweet person, he always spoke to everyone and had a smile on his face. Paul enjoyed working with his hands creating master pieces of artwork, winning ribbons for his work he showed at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. I really enjoyed working with Paul, he was a very pleasant person and a blessed man.

    May God continue to bless his family and friends.

  12. So sorry to hear about Paul’s passing. He was always kind and willing to help others. He made a positive impact on a lot of people at the Federal Reserve.

    So thankful to have met him and may God bless his family and friends.

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