In Memoriam: Vista Bank’s Tony ‘T-Man’ Stephenson

On March 15, Dallas-based Vista Bank announced that it has “lost a friend, mentor, colleague and banking legend” with the passing of Tony “T-Man” Stephenson, metro market president, adding that he “was best known for his contagious smile and genuine love of others.” “Tony literally shaped the trajectory of our company through his tireless efforts … Read more

Selman, Prominent Texas Banker and Lawyer, Passes Away

Longtime Texas lawyer and banker John B. Selman passed away on February 18 at the age of 91. The focus of his career was bringing banking to citizens in underserved areas in Texas and his Christian calling to serve the less fortunate. After graduating from the University of Texas–Austin with BBA and LLB degrees and … Read more

Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Inductee B.A. Donelson Passes Away

B.A. Donelson, 86, of Amarillo passed away on November 22. Born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, he attended Arlington State College on a football scholarship and continued his education at Texas Tech University, playing on the varsity baseball team. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance in 1958. After college, Donelson returned … Read more

In Memoriam: Prosperity Bancshares’ Ervan Eugene Zouzalik

Longtime Texas banker and distinguished retired military leader Col. Ervan Zouzalik passed away peacefully on November 4 in Flatonia. He was 86. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 24 years before launching a successful banking career in the 1980s. In 1960, Zouzalik graduated from Texas A&M University as part of the … Read more

Texas Banker William Robert Williams Passes Away

William Robert “Bob” Williams passed away on November 21 peacefully at home. He was 80. Following graduation from Teague High School in Teague, Williams attended Baylor University on a scholarship from Citizen’s National Bank of Waco. He received his BBA degree in accounting in 1964 and launched his banking career as a national bank examiner … Read more

Dominion Bank’s Charles Angel Passes Away

Charles Allen Angel Jr., 87, passed away on October 23 at his home in Dallas. A lifelong banker, he served in executive positions at numerous Texas banks for decades. He will always be remembered as the original Charlie Angel as he often reminded folks that he was here before there was a Charlie’s Angels TV … Read more

In Memoriam: Dan Flynn, Former Texas Legislator and Deputy Banking Commissioner

Dan Flynn, a former Texas state representative for Van Zandt, Hunt and Hopkins counties (District 2), passed away peacefully on October 28. He was 79. In addition to his legislative service, Flynn was a longtime community banker who also served as deputy commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking. He is known for helping to … Read more

In Memoriam: Terry Lee, Veritex Community Bank

Terry Lee, director of correspondent banking for Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank, passed away on July 31 in McKinney. He grew up in Weatherford, graduated from North Texas State University and later was a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Lee was deeply devoted to his family and his faith. … Read more

First United Bank’s John Massey Passes Away

John Massey, the charismatic and big-hearted chairman emeritus of Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank, passed away surrounded by family on June 24. He was 86 years old. An Oklahoma native, he grew up in Boswell, Guthrie and Durant. He learned the value of hard work and resilience early from his parents, Jennie and Emmett Massey. … Read more

In Memoriam: Longtime Weatherford Banker Bobby Ray Glenn

Longtime banker Bobby Ray Glenn passed away peacefully at age 80 on June 1. He was born on January 28, 1942, in Weatherford. His banking career endured for 57 years, beginning at First National Bank in Weatherford. He also worked for Citizens Bank, Merchants & Farmers Bank, Texas Bank and PlainsCapital Bank, from which he … Read more