RecipientsThe follow is a list of Companions that have received the Royal Purple Service Award.
|Paul E. Wunsche||North Houston No. 387|
|William L. Blanks||Southside No. 315|
|Gary H. Freedman||Amarillo No. 134|
|Leonard O. Pierce||San Jacinto No. 347|
|Randy L. Hardin||Borger No. 354|
|Theodore W. (Ted) Armstrong, Jr.||La Marque No. 406|
|Barry D. Brunk, Sr.||Ennis No. 81|
|Kenneth D. Hunter||Burnet No. 368|
|E. Deacon Wall||Kerrville No. 240|
|M. Gene Terrell||Haggai No. 38|
|D. Doye Sudduth||George M. Patrick No. 13|
|Johnny A. Young||Beeville No. 129|
|Ronald D. Park||Dallas No. 18|
|Ted D. Hennis||Amarillo No. 134|
|A. R. Clary||Ridglea No. 400|
|Mitchell Ray Jones||Dallas No. 18|
|Neal E. Skinner||Richmond No. 383|
|Robert L. Sieckmann, Jr.||Huntsville No. 12|
|Cody Parsley||Southeast Texas No. 380|
|Onnie H. Weaver, Jr.||Southeast Texas No. 380|
|B. J. Young||Southside-Polytechnic No. 315|
|W.A. (Doc) Bilsing, II||Zerubbabel No. 26|
|David G. Rogers||Seagoville No. 397|
|Leonard P. Harvey||Love Field No. 396|
|E. E. Chapman, Sr.||Port Neches No. 413|
|Fred E. McGilberry||Jerusalem No. 7|
|Eugene Schneider||Sam J. Helm No. 363|
|Joseph Pat Collier||Port Arthur No. 185|
|John D. Ray||Dallas No. 18|
|William P. Vaughn||Dad Pender No. 50|
|D. Oliver Sutton||Texas No. 321|
|Thomas C. Snedecor||Park Place No. 373|
|Robert E. Black||Keystone No. 112|
|William D. Snipes||Galveston No. 16|
|Aaron B. Cassity||Dallas No. 18|
|Gerald Nowotny||San Antonio No. 14|
|Joe Bailey Motley||Garland No. 118|
|Wayne A. Gallion||Seguin No. 281|
|Gerald H. Long||Tarrant No. 349|
|Henry Drew Adair||North Houston No. 387|
|C. Louis Hopkins||Haggai No. 38|
|John E. Andrews||George M. Patrick No. 13|
|Glenn O. Sansom||Sam J. Helm No. 363|
|Riley C. Williams||Dallas No. 18|
|Coy McDougald||Hugh J. McClellan No. 183|
|M. C. Roudolph||Z. E. Coombes No. 352|
|Arthur A. Stupl||San Jacinto No. 347|
|Jack E. Beeler||Port Lavaca No. 275|
|A. E. Killion, Sr.||Stamford No. 192|
|John M. Barksdale||Kilgore No. 336|
|H. C. Robason||Abilene No. 100|
|John W. Rice||Dallas No. 18|
Royal Purple Service Award
This award will be presented to not more than two (2) Companions in any one year. No present Elective or Appointive Grand Council Officer and no Past Elective Grand Officer is eligible for consideration for the Award.
No present Elective or Appointive Grand Chapter Officer, and no Past Elective Grand Chapter Officer is eligible for consideration for the award.
A Companion or group of Companions may submit a NAME on the appropriate form (available at Grand Recorder's office) with substantiating factual information accompanied by supporting letters and/or stories sufficient to determine worthy and deserving recipients. The nominee is not to be told, and the nomination shall remain secret until the award is made by the Grand Master. Nominations to be considered for the current year shall be mailed to the Grand Recorder no later than July 1st of that year. The Committee will screen the nominations and submit six (6) to the Grand Master from which the Grand Master may select one (1) or two (2) recipients. (If less than six (6) are submitted then all nominations will be submitted by the Committee.)
The Award may be presented to any Council Mason in good standing in a Council operating under the jurisdiction of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas.
Nominations will be considered for those Texas Council Masons who, without fanfare, have rendered yeoman service to the Craft in one or more of the following categories:
- One who has given unselfishly of his time, effort, and/or finances for some years for the promotion and on-going of Capitular Masonry.
- One who is always available to visit the sick.
- One who is always available to counsel depressed and troubled Companions.
- One who is always available to care for the welfare of distressed Companions and Widows.
- One who is Mr. Mason, and has been for some time the cornerstone of Masonry in the area.
- One who has made salient contribution to the civic community while holding high the banner of York Rite Masonry.
- Mr. Dependable who is always there to open the door, see that the physical property is well maintained, and is in suitable array for the smooth operation of conferrals and activities of the Council.