Andrew “Bob” MacInnis Crowell, Jr. ’47

Andrew “Bob” MacInnis Crowell, Jr. ’47, of Tampa, Fla., passed away Sept. 14. He was born in Charlotte, N.C., the son of Andrew M. Crowell and Alma Hedrick Crowell of Lexington, N.C. He attended Lexington schools and was a graduate of Davidson. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Caldwell Crowell, 4141 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611; four children, Anne Lawson (Steve), Tracey Smith (David), Drew Crowell (Penny), and David Crowell; nine grandchildren, Elaine and Mackay Smith, Andrew, James, Grace Anne, and John Lawson, and Andrew, Carolina, and Garrett Crowell. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Mashburn. He is also survived by his brother, Giles T. Crowell ’50, and several nieces and nephews, including George Andrew Crowell ’73. During WWII, Bob served as an infantry lieutenant in the Armed Forces European Theatre. He came to Tampa in 1947 to manage Peninsula Distributing Co. (later Hedrick Properties), which included holdings in citrus groves and real estate. Bob was active in First Presbyterian Church and later Davis Islands Community Church. As a lifelong patriot, he participated in numerous organizations devoted to national liberty. He also held membership in several social clubs where he could pursue his passion for golf. In the 1960s he became interested in Australia and with a group of friends invested there. With the cooperation of the Florida Experimental Station, he introduced the first successful strain of key lime trees to Australia. In the 1980s, he and his wife moved to Amelia Island, Fla., where they resided for 14 years. Upon returning to winter in Tampa, they divided their time each year to include his native state of North Carolina.