Cecil Hewes III '65
November 18, 2020 11:06 AM
updated: November 18, 2020 11:11 AM
Cecil Grayson Hewes III
September 24, 1942 - August 31, 2020
Cecil Hewes, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. He will always be remembered as a loving father and grandfather to all that knew and loved him.
The family hosted a service on September 26, 2020 at Lucas Funeral Home in Keller, Texas. A recording of Cecil's Celebration of Life is viewable here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpP4M56GWw
He was born on September 24, 1942, in Crowley, Louisiana to the late Cecil Grayson Hewes Jr and Edith Beatrice Holdeman. Cecil was a graduate of John Tyler High School (1961) and then went on to pursue a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering (1965),
Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering (1969), and PhD in Chemical Engineering (1971), all from Texas A&M University. Cecil married his late wife, Paula Grumbles, in 1972, and together they reared two children, Michael and Jennifer. They moved to the Keller
area 9 years ago and before that lived in The Woodlands, Texas, for 25 years. Cecil worked 25 years in chemical engineering and then finished his career as a high school math teacher at Conroe High School. Outside of work, Cecil was active in Toastmasters
International. He also enjoyed art, bridge, stamp collecting and attending his grandsons’ sporting events. Cecil is survived by son, Michael Hewes and wife, Beth (Zimmerman); daughter, Jennifer Hewes Anderson and husband, Scott; grandsons, Sean and Luke Anderson;
brother-in-law, John C. “Jack” Hammond; sister-in-law, Jane Grumbles Dameron; 4 nieces; 4 nephews; and a host of loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Paula Grumbles Hewes; grandson, Ryan Anderson; sisters, Kathleen Hewes Hammond and Margaret Hewes; brother-in-law, Jake Dameron.