Richard Allan Conover, professor emeritus – April 9, 2020

April 27, 2020

Richard Allan Conover, 88, professor emeritus of parks, recreation and tourism management, died April 9, 2020. He retired from Clemson University in 1994.

Born in Chicago, he graduated from the University of Michigan. The Air Force identified his talent for teaching and he served as a classroom instructor at Lackland Air Force Base. After several years as a traveling salesman, he returned to school to earn his master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University.

He joined the PRTM faculty at Clemson in 1974.

Surviving in addition to Sandy, his wife of 54 years, are his son, Timothy Conover of Central; and daughter, Cindy Conover Yacek, and husband, Henry, of Richmond, Kentucky.

Memorial Services will be announced at later dates, in the fall in Clemson and perhaps sooner in Waupaca, Wisconsin, where he lived with his wife..

Memorials may be made to the Richard and Sandy Conover Endowed Scholarship through the Clemson University Foundation or to the National Parks Conservation Association.

See his full obituary online.