Fred Danial Lewallen

Fred Danial Lewallen born February 15, 1940 in Pasadena, California to James Eugene Lewallen and Bernice Mae Love and was raised in Kiowa, Oklahoma. Fred graduated from Oklahoma State University and stayed on as a professor of engineering until he moved his family to Houston in 1976. He joined the University of Houston as a professor of engineering and spent the remains of his career at the central campus. Fred recently retired from the University of Houston, as the Associate Dean of the College of Technology. Fred married his wife Linda in 1978 and built their lives in the Clear Lake/Nasa area. Fred leaves behind his beloved wife Linda, his children Anthony and Carmen Lewallen, Daphne and Mark Knochel, Carmen and Doug Endicott; his grandchildren, Aviana and Alexander Knochel, and his sister Regina Gilstrap of St. Louis, Mo., nieces and nephew, along with many friends and colleagues who will miss him dearly.

An open memorial will be held at 2:00 pm on June 16 at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd, Webster, TX 77598.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the NRA or to the University of Houston, College of Technology.

Attn: Fred D. Lewallen Scholarship Fund

College of Technology

4730 Calhoun Road, Room 300

Houston, TX 77204-4021




  1. Linda,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fred was a great colleague, but he was an even better friend, and I certainly feel blessed to have had the friendship and association with him. I will miss him greatly.

    Steve Bangerter

    Steve Bangerter
  2. I am terribly sorry to hear about Fred’s passing and offer my sincere condolences to the family. All faculty are very thankful for Fred’s leadership and countless contributions to our College. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May he rest in peace and may his memory live for forever.

    George Zouridakis
  3. You and your family are in my and my family’s thoughts and prayers.

    David Godell
  4. So sorry for your loss, I am very glad I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Lewallen.

    Carol Johnson
  5. I am very sorry to hear of Fred Lewallen’s passing.

    Fred was a positive force at the
    College of Technology as a faculty member,
    Department Chair, and Associate Dean during his time at the UH College of Technology.

    He will very much missed.

    Luke and Patsy Faulkenberry
  6. So sorry for your loss. Fred has transitioned to a better place, but I know that it is difficult for those that remain behind. If I can be of any help, do not hesitate to call.

    Walter Marker

    Walter Marker
  7. In the tapestry of my life, Dad will always be a golden thread. He protected me, provided for me, & loved me unconditionally no matter what. He tried his best & worked hard. He also knew how to play & have fun. He lived a good life & now he is resting with God until we meet again. I will miss him so very much.

    Carmen Endicott
  8. Very sorry for your loss. Much love to you and Doug and all of your family. Lean on God and he will pull you through this difficult time.

    Jeff Livingston
  9. My heart felt condolences for your loss. My prayers are for the family in this difficult time.

    Tommy Short

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