Funeral services for Frank Herbert McClain, 88, of Alto will be Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church in Alto with the Rev. Greg Megill officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery under direction of O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home.
Mr. McClain died peacefully at his home in Alto on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. He was born Sept. 25, 1925, in Cherokee County to Thomas Franklin "Tom" and Willie Myrtle Black McClain. Frank had lived in Alto 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 and Texas Butadiene/Sinclair Petrochemical in Channelview. He retired from Arco Chemical Co. at the Lyondell Complex in Channelview 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, and an avid Texas Aggie football support group. Frank was a veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot.
Mr. 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.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy Holcomb McClain, Alto; son and daughter-in-law, Frank Herbert "Hank" Jr. and Sue McClain, Alto; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Ray McClain, August Roitsch, Jonathan McClain, Lonnie Lindsey, Roger Roitsch and Robert Holcomb.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home in Alto.
O.T. Allen & Son Funeral Home
649 E. San Antonio St. Alto, TX 75925
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Oct. 8, 2013