OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY! WE HAVE HAD EIGHT DEATHS OF MEMBERS OF IRVING LODGE #1218 REPORTED THIS MONTH
Clinton L. Neugent was born June 25, 1928. He was Raised a Master Mason on April 25, 1952 in Irving Lodge #1218. Brother Neugent was approved for the Grand Lodge of Texas 50 Year Masonic Service Award on July 15, 2002. He then received the 60 Year Award on August 7, 2012. Brother Clinton Neugent was laid to rest in his Savior’s arms on December 26, 2012.
Preston Kenneth Martin was born May 7, 1935. He received the Master Masons’ Degree on September 17, 1963 in White Plains Lodge #321 in Pelzer, South Carolina. He transferred his membership to Summerville Lodge #234 in South Carolina before he then affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 on May 11, 1976. Brother Kenny Martin rode to Heaven on the wings of the Death Angel on December 31, 2012.
Norman P. Millican was born January 12, 1934. He was Raised a Master Mason in Fidelis Lodge #1127, Waco, Texas on December 12, 1984. Brother Millican affiliated with Irving Lodge #1218 on January 10, 1995. After serving through the Line of Officers he became Worshipful Master of Irving Lodge for the Masonic Year 2002-’03. Brother Norman Millican went to sit at the knees of his Lord and Savior on January 6, 2013.
Robert Lynn Fillmore was born on November 18, 1935. He was made a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 June 20, 1966. Brother Lynn Fillmore had trusted in His Lord for all his needs. He went to accept his rewards on January 20, 2013.
James M. Acree was born November 6, 1925. He was made a Master Mason on June 22, 1962. He purchased an Endowed Membership on December 9, 1998. On June 24, 2012 he was eligible for the Fifty Year Masonic Service Award. Brother Acree passed through the Gates of Heaven on October 20, 2012 but Irving Lodge was not informed until January 22, 2013.
Duane C. Cleere was born July 20, 1922. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge #1218 on August 29, 1958. On August 11, 2008 he was approved for the 50 Year Award. Brother Cleere was accepted by his faith in his Lord and Savior on January 22, 2013.
John H. Bradford was born June 2, 1926. He was accepted as a Master Mason on August 28, 1961. He was recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas as a 50 Year Member on August 28, 2011. Brother John Bradford knelt at the Throne of God on January 9, 2013.
Donald T. McClain was born on April 20, 1944. He was Raised a Master Mason in Irving Lodge on November 25, 1991. After passing thru’ the officers stations in Irving Lodge until he was elected the Senior Warden, he then was required to move to Oklahoma. Brother Don McClain moved into the Valley of the Shadow of Death to meet his Savior on February 2, 2013.
“I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord”. (Psalms 116:13)
We dedicate this bulletin in the memory of Brothers Clinton L. Neugent, Preston Kenneth Martin, Norman P. Millican, Robert Lynn Fillmore, James M. Acree, Duane C. Cleere, John H. Bradford, and Donald T. McClain. Our prayers are for peace and consolation for those who loved each of these Brothers. The burden of sadness is multiplied for us by the unusual number of deaths reported.