Past Grand Commander's of
the Grand Commandery of Texas

Grand Commander
Jerral F. Knox
Title: Grand Commander
Year: 1989 - 1990
Home Commandery: Ascension No. 25
His Lady: D'Etta
Biography:

Masonic Record

He is member of Woodway First United Methodist Church where he has served on the Administrative Board and as Sunday School Superintendent. He is an active member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Adult Hand Bell Ensemble.

He has served as Assistant Scoutmaster, Scouting Coordinator, and Unit Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. He is a Life member of the Association of the United States Navy and the Disable Veterans of America. He is a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and is a Past President of George Erath Chapter. He is the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Hewitt, Texas.

He was raised a Master Mason in North Sea Armed Forces Lodge No. 829, AF & AM, Bremerhaven, Germany in May 1967. He affiliated with Panther City Lodge No. 1183, Fort Worth, Texas in 1969. He served as Worshipful Master in 1972-73, and Served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1984.

He was exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Texas Chapter No. 321 in Fort Worth, Texas in November 1972. He affiliated with Tyler Chapter No. 24 in Tyler, Texas in 1974, and served as High Priest in 1979-80. He served as Grand Senior Steward of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Texas in 1981, Grand Royal Arch Captain in 1996, and District Deputy Grand High Priest in 1981. He received the Order of High Priesthood in 1979.

He was greeted a Select Master in Texas Council No. 321 in Fort Worth, Texas in November 1972. He affiliated with George M. Patrick Council No. 13 in Tyler, Texas in 1974 and served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1978-79. He served the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas as Grand Chaplain in 1983 and District Deputy Grand Master in 2006-07. He received the Order of the Silver Trowel in 1978.

He was knighted in Worth Commandery No. 19 in Fort Worth, Texas in November 1972. He affiliated with Ascension Commandery No. 25 in Tyler, Texas in 1974, and served as Eminent Commander in 1979. He was elected to the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of Texas as Sentinel and progressed through the line to Grand Commander in 1989. He is Grand Representative to New Mexico near Texas. Received the Knight Commander of the Temple from the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA in 2002. He is a charter member of the Texas Chapter, Knights Preceptor and served as Eminent Preceptor in 2010-11.

He received the degrees of the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Memphis, TN in Frankfort, Germany in May 1967, He affiliated with the Dallas Bodies in 1969 and later a charter member of the Fort Worth Bodies. He latter affiliated the the Waco Bodies in 1979. He is the holder of the honor of 32 degree, Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. He served as General Secretary in 2009.

He was initiated in Moslah Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. of Fort Worth, Texas in Heidelberg, Germany in May 1967. He affiliated with Sharon Temple in Tyler, Texas in 1979 and was President of the Sharif Unit. In 1980, he affiliated with Karem Temple and served as President of the Clown unit in 1984.

He was initiated in Fort Worth Chapter, Order of DeMolay in 1960 and served as Master Councilor in 1962. Knighted a Chevalier in 1963 and received the Active Legion of Honor in 1989. He served as Chapter Dad of Fort Worth Chapter, Chairman of the Advisory Board of Tyler Chapter, and an Advisor of Waco Chapter.

Initiated in Tarrant Chapter No. 8, Order of the Eastern Star in 1973, affiliated with Rose Garden Chapter No. 975, Tyler, Texas, then with McLennan Chapter No. 639 in Waco, Texas, and then in Waco Chapter No. 7. He served as Worthy Patron of McLennan Chapter in 1979-80 and then in Waco Chapter in 1985-86.

He is a member of Texas York Rite College No. 14 and served as Governor in 1980-81. He received the Order of the Purple Cross.

He is a member of George R. (Bob) Scott Chapter No. 482, National Sojourners and served as President in 1983-84. He is a member of Ben Varner Camp, Heroes of 76 and served as Commander in 1984-85.

He is a member of Ascension Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine in Tyler, Texas and served as Sovereign in 2005.

He is a member of Our Redeemer Tabernacle No. IX, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest and served as Preceptor in 1999.

He is a member of Star Chamber Council No. 298, Allied Masonic Degrees and served as Sovereign Master in 2009.

Member of Veritas Council No. 59, Knight Mason and served as Excellent Chief in 2011-12.

He is a member of Texas Priory No. 23, Knight of the York Cross of Honor. He received the Knight Grand York Cross of Honor with one quadrant in 1989.