It is with tremendous sadness that we share the news of the passing of Right Worshipful Brother Carl Terry. RWB Terry was a larger than life figure in the Masonic community. He touched the lives of countless Freemasons through his many years of service to the craft. He conferred or assisted in the degree work of literally hundreds of Brothers through the course of his Masonic life.
Many Masons may not remember all the details of their degree work, but any who were lucky enough to receive it from RWB Terry will remember the attention he paid to them as he would recite to them his trademark poem “A Mason and a Man” and would share a special Masonic penny to provide them with their first item related to the fraternity. All whose lives he touched came away with a greater respect for our fraternity and better understanding of the meaning of being a Freemason.
RWB Terry was a member and Past Master of several lodges including Sheffield Lodge #625. He also served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as District Deputy Grand Master from 1992 to 1995 and District Deputy Grand Lecturer from 1997 to 1999.
We had the pleasure of engaging with RWB Terry recently on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Sheffield Lodge was conferring a third degree at a special meeting, and RWB Terry asked if he could join in the ceremonies and help with the degree work. He led the second section of the degree with precision and perfection, with an energy that belied his physical age.
Please join us in keeping RWB Terry’s family in our prayers.
Services for RWB Terry will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Park Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 1-2pm with Masonic services at 2pm.