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Obituary: Herbert Henry McJunkin







Herbert Henry McJunkin, age 81, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at his home in Dallas. He was born on February 10, 1931, in Dallas, to his parents, Mr. Herbert McJunkn Sr. and Mrs. Marguerite Jones. He married Katherine Hopkins in Livermore, Calif., on August 2, 1955. They had three children.  
 
McJunkin graduated Highland Park High School in 1949, then attended Texas A&M and SMU, where he played football while completing his undergraduate and Masters in Geology. He served in the United States Air Force, playing football and flying photo reconnaissance over Korea. After a few years in the oil and home building business, he founded Dal-Mac Construction and later Dal-Mac Development which together remained in business over 48 years. 
 
His professional and civic duties include, Board Member Citizens State Bank of Richardson, Board Member and past president of Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Founding Member of North Texas Commissio (Richardson), Board Member Association of General Contractors, Texas Health Presbyterian Plano Board of Directors, Board Member Circle 10 Boy Scouts of America, He was past president Big D Charity Horse Show. various fundraising committees for Equest, hospitals and Universities, Founding member of Spring Valley Athletic Association, Member and Past President of Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Past Chairman of Byron Nelson Golf Classic. 
 
McJunkin wanted it known he did not want to be remembered for that which he accomplished, but rather his service in the building up and betterment of the local communities which he lived and conducted business. 
 
He will be remembered by his loving wife and their children, son, Brad McJunkin and wife, Deborah, son Kirk McJunkin and wife, Cathy; daughter, Ellen Sale. Six granddaughters, Kelly, Morgan, Grace Ann, Jena, Martha, Kate, and Keely. Three grandsons, Blake, Bert, and Herbert. One great-grandson, Isaiah, and a brother Jack McJunkin. 
 
The family wishes to thank Laura Spurger R.N. and Community Hospice for their tireless and loving service. Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service for Herbert at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Highland Park United Methodist Church. The family will receive guests immediately following the service in the Church fellowship hall. The family requests donations be made to Salesmanship Club of Dallas, UT Southwestern, Community Hospice, or Highland Park United Methodist church.

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