Hugh Decherd McAfee
Hugh Decherd McAfee was born on Feb 25, 1908 in Young Co., TX to
Ira Decherd McAfee & Nancy Caroline "Nannie"
(Ballew) McAfee. He was the grandson of
Hugh Embury McAfee & Elizabeth Rice "Bettie"
Groves; great-grandson of Hugh McDuffie
McAfee & Roseanna Toal. He was married to Gladys Barnes (1907-1936)
and Hazel Aline White (1908-1996). He was
Professor Emeritus at University of Texas in Arlington.
Hugh Decherd McAfee died in Ft. Worth, TX on Jan 27, 1988. His
son, Don Michael
McAfee, passed away on July 4th of 2005.
New City Chemist
Assumes Position - H.D. McAfee
APRIL 1, 1932
The Graham Leader, Graham, Texas - Thursday, April 7, 1932
MCAFEE, Hugh Decherd, 79, of Graham, Young County, professor emeritus of
chemistry, University of Texas at Arlington. Services 10 a.m. Friday, St.
Stepohen's United Methodist Church, Arlington
Services for Hugh Decherd McAfee, 79, were held at St. Stephen
United Methodist Church.
Mr. McAfee was raised in Graham and moved to Arlington in 1947. He
received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in chemical
engineering from the University of Texas in the early 1930s. He
taught in the chemistry department at the University of Texas at
Arlington from 1946-1975. At the time of his death, he was chemistry
professor emeritus at UTA. He developed a chemical engineering
course and co-authored a freshman chemistry textbook used by the
department. He was a Texas registered professional engineer for many
years. He made contributions in the area of water treatment and
sewage control. He received honors from the State Department of
Health during his career for work in the field. He helped establish
the Trinity River Authority project and was a consultant for 10
years. He was author of several publications on water treatment and
sewage control. He was a member of the American Chemical Society and
Mended Heart, an Arlington support group for heart by-pass patients.
Survived by his wife; one son - Don McAfee; one sister - Grace
Perry; seven grandchildren.
Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA