Omer Franklin Poorman, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, an Army veteran of World War II who dedicated his career to the Texas Highway Department as a district engineer, died Feb. 5. He was 92.
Poorman served with valor during World War II with the U.S. Army in northern France. Upon his return, he earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Houston in 1949.
A Life Member of ASCE who joined the Society in 1966, Poorman also was a member of the Panther Veterans Organization, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association. Poorman was a life member of the University of Houston Alumni Association. He belonged to the United Methodist Church.
After 38 years with TXDOT, Poorman retired to Cameron, TX, where he enjoyed raising cattle and growing hay.