LEONARD P. HARVEY IN MEMORANDUM
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Leonard Philip Harvey – 3/22/1925 - 1/2/2018
Brother Leonard was an active member of the Masonic fraternity for 64 years and devoted much of his time and effort in the interest of the fraternity. He firmly believed being a Mason had the potential to make a good man a better man by simply applying its tenets and precepts to the way he lived his life. He was Worshipful Master of Keystone Lodge No. 1143 in 1961-1962, served as District Deputy Grand Master in 1963 and as Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas in 1989. He again served as Worshipful Master of his lodge in 1990-1991. After serving as Grand Master of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas, he continued his active service through his membership and leadership in various Masonic organizations. In the York Rite of Freemasonry, he was the presiding officer of the Love Field Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and as Thrice Illustrious Master of Love Field Council of Royal and Select Masters and on various committees of the Grand Chapter and Grand Council. He was District Deputy Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter and District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters in 1996, as Grand Orator of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter in 1998 and as Grand Chaplain of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Texas in 2010. He was a Charter Member and Past Governor of Lyle L. Cross York Rite College No. 147 and received the Order of the Purple Cross from the York Rite Sovereign College of North America As a member of the Red Cross of Constantine, he served as Sovereign of DeMolay Conclave of Waco. A thirty-third degree Scottish Rite Mason he served as Venerable Master of Dallas Lodge of Perfection, a Trustee of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, and as vice-chairman of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital Legacy Scholarship Program. He was a good man who continually strived to be better.