HENRY, Hubert Allan|
Hubert Allan Henry was born on October 13, 1919 in Pleasanton, Texas. He attended elementary school in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas. In 1941, he entered the U.S. Army as a private. He retired from the Air Force Reserve after 25 years of military service, including five years on active duty. He held enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned grades to the rank of Major.
Hubert Henry graduated from The University of Texas in 1948 with a bachelors degree in geology. In 1955, he became a Registered Geological Engineer. He joined the Texas Highway Department in August, 1948, as a research assistant in the Highway Design Division. During the next few years he worked in Research and Development. The Highway Department's engineering geology program was one of his major activities. In 1953 he was given the added responsibility for developing highway illumination designs and assistance. He was then the head of the Automated Division when it was formed in 1965 and served in this position until his retirement in 1985.
Hubert served on many professional committees throughout his career. In 1972 he served as the Scientific Director for the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Computer Systems in Highway Design in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was an invited participant in the International Colloquium on Integrated Systems in Civil Engineering at the University of Liege, Belgium. In 1975, he was the overseas guest speaker for the Symposium on Computer Applications in Pretoria, South Africa. He loved traveling to these places and having the opportunity to share his knowledge with other engineers. He was very active in a variety of professional engineering organizations and received many invitations to speak and participate in conferences all over the world. Along with these invitations, he also received numerous awards for his professional achievements in civil engineering.
He married Peggy Ruth Evans on December 26, 1948 and they celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary before her death in 2007. Hubert loved to go to his place on Lake Travis and spent as much time there as he could. He enjoyed working in his beautiful yard and entertaining at his home. He was a Mason and a member of the Ben Hur Shrine Temple in Austin, Texas for many years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Henry and his son, Leslie Evans Henry. He is survived by his son, Jim Henry (Austin) and his daughter, Kathleen Moore and her husband Mike Moore (Denver, CO). He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family.
There will be a graveside service on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.
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Published in Austin American-Statesman from July 2 to July 3, 2014