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. Paul D. Warren|
|Most Excellent Grand High Priest|
|GHP Year: 1999 - 2000|
|Home Chapter: Abilene No. 159|
|Birth Date: May 7, 1933|
|Death Date: June 1, 2012|
PAUL D. WARREN May 7, 1933 – June 1, 2012 Paul D. Warren, 79, passed away Friday, June 1, 2012 in Abilene. Visitation will be 7 till 9 PM, Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South. Funeral will be 10 AM, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in the Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Reverend Roy Keith.
Paul was born May 7, 1933 in Elys, Kentucky to Sampson and Mary Warren. He graduated from Knox Central High School in Barbourville, Kentucky and joined the United States Air Force shortly after graduation. He married Marilyn Jones in 1957 in Abilene where they began their family and were lifelong residents. He began working as a milkman before becoming an officer with the Abilene Police Department in 1961 where he served until his retirement in 1992 after 30 years and 5 months of service to the Abilene Community.
Paul was initiated an Entered Apprentice Mason in Abilene Masonic Lodge No. 559 on January 8, 1970 and raised a Master Mason October 31, 1970. He held many offices and served in many capacities throughout the years. Presently he held the office of Deputy Grand Master of The Grand Council of Texas and was to be installed as Grand Master of The Grand Council of Texas in October.
Paul is survived by two daughters, Valerie Dickens and husband Steve of San Angelo, Vickie Ray and husband Sam of North Richland Hills; one son, Virgil Warren of Merkel; five grandchildren, Michael and wife Dawn Dickens, Leanne Dickens, Phillip and wife Shelly Dickens, Melinda and husband Kyle Jones, Matthew Ray; five great grandchildren, Tyler, Mason, Kaden, Parker, Addison; one sister, Marie Hensley; two brothers, Dana Warren, Claude Warren; sister-in-law, Barbara Warren; brother-in-law, Larry Ball; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one brother; and two sisters.
Pallbearers for the service will be Glen McCandless, Jerry Pingle, Charlie Martin, Rick Trogden, Hubert Smith, Lewis Williams and two honoraries, Lonnie Boggs and Mac Crowder.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 1033 Long Prairie Road, Suite 5, Flower Mound, TX 75022-4230 or the Masonic Home, 338 Grapevine Hwy, Hurst, TX 76054.