Release Date: July 22, 2002
Crownover Scholarship Established at ASU
A student scholarship fund has been established at Angelo State University in honor of the late George Hillman Crownover, a long-time San Angelo businessman and banker and a founding member of the Honorary Alumni Association, forerunner to ASU's President's Circle.
The scholarship endowment was established by Crownover's widow, Wilma Faye Crownover, and his family and friends with contributions exceeding $6,200 to the university. Crownover died May 15.
Income from the George Hillman Crownover Memorial Scholarship fund will go to deserving students enrolled at Angelo State University.
Crownover was a long-time San Angelo civic leader. He served on the planning committee that pushed for the elevation of the local college to Angelo State University. He was also a founding member of the predecessor to the ASU President's Circle.
After service in the Army Air Corps during World War II and the completion of an agriculture degree from Texas A&M, Crownover moved to San Angelo where he began work for Angelo Truck and Tractor, a company that he and his wife purchased in 1962.
He was elected to the board of directors of San Angelo National Bank in 1973 and a decade later was part of the group that founded Tom Green National Bank. He served as its first president when it opened in 1984. He became chairman two years later and served in that capacity until the bank was sold in 1994.
Crownover served as chairman of what are now the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, the United Way and the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association. He was a past president of the Downtown Lions Club and a long-time member of the Tom Green County Library Board.
His community participation also included support of ASU, St. John's Hospital, Tom Green County Tuberculosis Association and several other groups. In addition to an active civic life, he had numerous and diverse interests and hobbies.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters Cathy Irons of Austin, Lois Ann Klattenhoff of Miles and Georgia Edwards of Midland seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and four sisters.