Funeral services for Frank Herbert McClain, 88, of Alto will be Wednesday, October 9th, at 2:00 P.M. at the A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church in Alto with Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Cemetery.
Mr. McClain died peacefully at his home in Alto on Sunday. He was born September 25, 1925 in Cherokee County to Thomas Franklin "Tom" and Willie Myrtle Black McClain. Frank had lived in Alto for 30 years where he was a member of the A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church and the Downtown Bible Class. Frank lived in Houston for many years where his career as a mechanical engineer included employment with Dupont in Orange, Texas and Texas Butadiene /Sinclair Petrochemical in Channelview, Texas. He retired from Arco Chemical Company at the Lyondell Complex in Channelview, Texas after serving in various managerial positions in Engineering and Maintenance. Frank was a 1950 graduate of Texas A & M University with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. He was an endowed member of the 12th Man Alumni Association, an avid Texas Aggie football support group. Frank was a veteran having served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot. McClain was preceded in death by wife, Ann McClain; daughter, Melanie Ann McClain; brothers, John Tom and William Harmon "Harm" McClain; and sister, Zula Mae McClain Belton.
McClain - Alto, TX
Son & Daughter-in-law:
Frank Herbert (Hank) Jr. & Sue McClain - Alto, TX. And numerous nephews and nieces
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 - 8 P.M. at the funeral home in Alto.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 8, 2013