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In Memoriam

Kenneth E. McAfee

August 27, 1903 ~ September 9, 1986

Obituary published in The Oklahoman, September 11, 1986

Kenneth E. McAfee, 83, an Oklahoma City attorney and civic leader, died Tuesday in Rochester, Minn., after a brief illness. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City with the Rev. Wallace Ohl of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Norman officiating. Guardian Midtown Funeral Home, 1133 N. Robinson, Oklahoma City, is in charge of arrangements.

The family will meet friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. Friday. Mr. McAfee, co-founder and senior member of McAfee and Taft, one of the largest law firms in the state, was born Aug. 27, 1903, in Spadra, Ark. In 1934, he graduated with honors from the University of Oklahoma, earning his B.S. and L.L.B. degrees. He was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, Order of Coif and Phi Delta Phi and was a member of the Acacia Social Fraternity. He was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1934 and in 1939 became a Certified Public Accountant.

From 1942-1945, he served as a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Other memberships include the Economic Club of Oklahoma, the Men’s Dinner Club, the OU Associates, the Touchdown Club, the Lions Club and the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club.

Periodically he served as adjunct professor on the faculty of the OU College of Law, lecturing on taxation and estate planning. For many years, he was on the board of trustees of the OU Foundation. He had been listed in Who’s Who in America.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maxine of the home; his daughter, Jaci McAfee Williams of Norman; his brother, Carl of Montana; his grandson, Mark Kenway Williams of Norman; his granddaughter, Terri Ann Williams of Illinois; and two great-grandchildren.

The family has designated the Kenneth E. McAfee Memorial Fund at the OU Foundation, 100 Timbeirdell Road, Norman, OK 73019, as appropriate for memorial donations.