John Robert Thalacker, Jr. was born in 1967 in Barberton, Ohio. After attending Robert Morris College in Pennsylvania he was employed by Techium in Chicago, Ill. Then by EMSE, United Insurance Co. and Trinity Industries. He is single and served in the United States Air Force before coming to the Dallas Area and Irving where he now earns his living with financial investments.

John R. Thalacker, Jr. petitioned Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 and on April 26, 2004 he was Initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason. He received the Fellow Craft Degree on July 19, 2004 and was Raised a Master Mason on August 16, 2004. He has served in most of the appointed office and on June 25, 2011 he was Installed as Worshipful Master of Irving Lodge #1218.

Worshipful Brother Thalacker has been a dedicated mason with a willingness to serve masonry in general and Irving Lodge in particular. As the titular head of Irving Lodge he asked for dedication and service from each of the members. Every member should shake his hand and tell him you support him. Express your appreciation and thank him for his service to Irving Lodge and it’s members. We honor Worshipful John R. Thalacker, Jr., Worshipful Master of Irving lodge #1218 during this Masonic Year 2011-’12.