Most Excellent Grand High Priest


Grand High Priest Orville Lee O`Neill
Title: Most Excellent Grand High Priest
Year: 1997 - 1998
Home Chapter: Dallas No. 47
Biography:

Companion Orville Lee O’Neill was born on April 4, 1938, in the city of Palestine, Texas. Attended public schools in Navarro County and Dallas County, Texas.

Married Roxie O. McCallie on August 16, 1973. They have three children, two sons and one daughter.

He is a member of the Baptist Church.

Companion O’Neill was Initiated, Passed and Raised in White Rock Lodge No. 234, A.F. & A.M. in Addison, Texas in 1978. Served as Worshipful Master in 1984-85.

He was Exalted a Royal Arch Mason in A. C. Garrett Chapter No. 420, R.A.M. in 1980, and served as Most Excellent High Priest in 1987-88. He received the Order of High Priesthood in 1987.

He was Greeted a Royal and Select Master in A. C. Garrett Council No. 382, R. & S.M. in 1980, and served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1986-87. He received the Order of the Silver Trowel in 1986, and served as Thrice Illustrious Master of the Order of Silver Trowel in 1990.

Knighted in A. C. Garrett Commandery No. 103, K.T. in 1980, and served as Commander in 1989. He received the Knight of the York Cross of Honour in Texas Priory No. 23 in 1990, and presently holds the Office of Orator.

He received the Scottish Rite Degrees in the Valley of Dallas in 1978, and was honored with Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor in 1991.