Most Excellent Grand High Priest


A tremendous loss for our masonry occurs when an companion releases his mortal coil and enters that house not made with hands. It is with great sadness that we issue the following report.

G.H.P. James McCorry (Jimmy) Willson, Jr.
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

GHP Year: 1977 - 1978
Home Chapter: Floydada No. 227
Birth Date: November 30, 1921
Death Date: April 9, 2016

Obituary:

Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

James M. Willson, Jr. FLOYDADA-James M. Willson Jr. passed away April 9, 2016. Jimmy was born Nov. 30, 1921 in Hale Center, Texas, to J.M.. Willson, Sr. and Mavis Terry Willson. He completed secondary education at Floydada High School and college education in accounting at S.M.U. He served in the army in WWII and married Anne O`berry Newman in 1946. They were in the lumber and hardware business in Floydada until 1989. He served many public service jobs during his life including Methodist Lay Leader, city mayor as well as being a 50 year plus member of Boy Scouts, Rotary International and Lions Club among many other organizations. His first love was work on behalf of Freemasonry and its charities. Jimmy served as Grandmaster of Texas Masons as well as an officer in four national masonic organizations. Dad truly believed that ....no man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents and wife. He is survived by five children: Mac Willson, Linda Noy and husband, Nick, Jane Traugott and husband, Joe, John and Terry. Graveside service with Masonic Rites will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Floyd County Memorial Park in Floydada. Memorial Service will be 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Floydada with Ken Peterson and Tim Franks officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Arrangements are under the personal care of Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada.