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Bob Crill

Bob J. Crill was born June 23, 1944 in Blaine, Colorado where he was raised on a farm and ranch that has been owned by the Crill family since 1886. While attending college at Panhandle A&M and Eastern New Mexico University from 1965 to1968, Bob was Southwest Regional Bronc Rider Champion three years and runner up one year.

Bob filled his permit and got his RCA card in 1968 and kept it until 1980 when he quit rodeoing. Bob also was married in 1968 to Carolyn Lee Hays and moved to San Angelo, Texas where they reside today.

While part of the RCA and PRCA, Bob placed or won many of the rodeos in the state of Texas. He won the San Angelo, Texas Rodeo in 1978. Bob mainly rodeoed in Texas, the Mid West, the South, and the North East region of the U.S. where he won rodeos such as Montgomery, Alabama; Bonifay, Florida; Fort Madison, Iowa; and Phillipsburg, Kansas.

Bob was asked to be the Lone Star Circuit secretary from 1975 to 1978. During that time, he helped put on three Lone Star Circuit Awards banquets in San Angelo, Texas and the first Lone Star Circuit Finals Rodeo in Abilene, Texas in 1978.

Bob and Carolyn had their first child, a daughter, named Bobbi Lee Crill in 1976. Then in 1978, they had a son named Cody Patrick Crill. Bobbi is married to Mike Padgett and they have two children, Reid and Grace. Cody is married to Kendra Thomas and they have two children, Cathryn and Kaylee.

In November of 1979, the year before Bob quit rodeoing, he went to work for Texas Test Fleet Inc., an independent tire testing company, as a night driver. In January of 1980, he was promoted to dispatcher and in June of the same year, he was promoted to personnel manager. The following year, in October 1981, Bob was promoted to branch manager and has held that position until today.