Henry Frank McCabe

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Henry Frank McCabe

Henry Frank McCabe, 98, the son of William Thomas McCabe and Pearl Pierce McCabe was born in Cleveland, Oklahoma on September 3, 1922. He stepped through the Pearly Gates of Heaven at 12:15 a.m. on August 15, 2021, from room 407 of St. John's Hospital in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

There to meet him was Jesus Christ his Savior, his parents, his siblings John McCabe (Doris), Grant McCabe (Betty), Kenneth McCabe (Katherine), Velma Martin (Robert), and Tommy Cavin. His first wife: Phyllis Christine Kelso, an infant son Henry Frank Jr., his wife of 69 years, Jo Ann Shelton McCabe, and an infant daughter Marcy Ann McCabe.

Henry attended Oklahoma A&M (now OSU) prior to enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Force in October of 1942. After an Honorable Discharge in January, 1946, Henry was engaged in management and sales of oilwell production equipment for more than thirteen years.

In 1959, Henry made a career change and became V.P. and General Manager of Texas Mining Corporation, Dallas, Texas, which operated an oilwell frac sand plant and silica flour plant in Brady, Texas. Henry also served as V.P. and General Manager of Pulverized Sand Company, Riverside, CA, an affiliate of Texas Mining. In 1967, Henry became President and General Manager of Delta Mining Corporation, Mill Creek, Oklahoma, a producer of chemical grade limestone.

Beginning in 1976, Henry served as President of McCabe-Woody and Company. In 1995, following the corporate restructuring, Henry assumed the role of Chairman and CEO of McCabe Industrial Minerals, Inc. and continued to focus his energies on corporate development until his death.

Henry will be awaiting the arrival of the rest of his family and friends: His wife, Shanna, of the home. His brother-in-law Glenn Harrison, of St. Louis, Missouri. His children: Joan Owens, Austin, Texas, Verne L. McCabe (Rosemary), Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Cathy McCabe McPherson (Mark) Atoka, Oklahoma and Karen Burrows (Brad) Davenport, Florida; 21 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild, several cousins and many beloved nieces and nephews. Special friend and compadre Jerry Hamlin.

Funeral service was held 1:00 P.M. Saturday at Evergreen Baptist Church, 10301 E. 111th St., Bixby. Henry's body was laid to rest awaiting the Great Resurrection in Osage Cemetery, Osage Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Samaritan's Purse International Relief at


Posted online on August 21, 2021