In loving memory…

Joel Bell Covington, Jr.

RCWA had no idea how fortunate we were, when Joel volunteered for our dissolved oxygen study in August 2011.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

At the Creek, after being there just six-hours earlier to collect samples, Joel’s natural demeanor shined the last morning of our study.

An avid fisherman, strong advocate for rivers and streams, Joel served on our board the next two-years. He shared his expertise and passion freely, keeping us to task and distilling points for effect. We are grateful he took time from his rich, busy life. His good sense and forthcoming ways quickly made him a dear friend, contributing long-lasting impact to our mission. He later served as president for his neighborhood association (Whitland area).

His wonderful wife Charlotte, partner of 45-years, and his entire loving family know how much can be attributed to Joel, but in the spirit of his way—less is more, we will keep it short. Goodbye Joel. You are and will be sorely missed.

There is a celebration for Joel on Sunday, March 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Cheekwood Botanical Hall. A change in date was made due to weather, so friends and family out of town may travel, attend.

Here is The Tennessean obituary and Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management tribute.

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