Clifford McTee Jr.

Clifford Ray McTee, Jr. was born on September 1, 1933 and died on December 8, 2016, at the age of 83.  He was born in Houston to Clifford Ray McTee, Sr. and Gladys Lucille (Harris) McTee. 

Cliff had a degree and post-graduate work in geology from the University of Texas – Austin, where he belonged to Acacia Fraternity.  He worked for Tidewater Oil and Gas Company as an exploration geologist.  He also worked in Houston for both Midwest Oil and Gas Company and International Nuclear Corporation.  In 1970 he moved his family to Corpus Christi.  There he ran the Exploration department for Texas Oil and Gas.  He enjoyed a stellar reputation and was widely known and respected in the South Texas Oil and Gas community.  After 4 years, he opened his own office and practiced petroleum geology for the next twenty years as an independent geologist. During this time, he served as the treasurer and later as the President of the Corpus Christi Geological Society and the Petroleum Data Service. 

Cliff was active in his sons’ Boy Scout troop, having been initiated into the Order of the Arrow at the same time as his son, Ford. He attended campouts when he could with both of his sons.  He immensely enjoyed hunting and many good times were spent with friends and relatives in pursuit of game. Cliff was also active in several other businesses; he ran a cattle ranch in McMullen County, Texas for many years and loved the cattle and everything about them.  He was also very proud of his board position and work with the McMullen County State Bank and spent a lot of time working with the other board members and employees and served on many committees.

Cliff is preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elsie (Wheeler) McTee; sons, Clifford “Ford” R. McTee, III and wife Barbara of Austin and Charles Dewey McTee and wife Kimberley of San Antonio; daughter, Shelly Marie McTee and fiance Jay Miller of Phoenix, Arizona and brother, Ronald James McTee of Spring Branch, Texas.  Cliff is also survived by his four grandchildren, Taylor Marie McTee Parsons and husband Rob, Clifford Ray McTee, IV, 1st Lt. Blake Daniel McTee and Michaela Elizabeth McTee and great-granddaughter, Zella Marie Parsons. 

A memorial service will be held at Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, 825 E. Basse Road in San Antonio at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.  A graveside service, led by Rev. Jim Furguson, was held at Hilltop Cemetery in Tilden on Monday, December 12, 2016.  

Pallbearers were C. Dewey McTee, Clifford R. McTee, III, Clifford R. McTee, IV, Robert Parsons, Warren Wheeler and Tomas Romero.  

Honorary pallbearers were J. Earl Wheeler, Jr., Robert Y. Wheeler, James L. Donnell, Dr. Albert Sanders and 1st Lt. Blake McTee.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Assistance League of San Antonio, P.O. Box 13130, San Antonio, Texas 78213.


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