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Resolution of Memoriam
RESOLUTION OF MEMORIAM
Alfred Douglas Smith, Jr.
Whereas, the life and outstanding service to Freemasonry of Alfred
Douglas Smith, Jr., are engraved on memory's table and
Whereas, he was a 1927 graduate of Roanoke College and was employed
as a realtor and an insurance broker and served on the governing
board of the Richmond Board of Realtors as well as on the Appraisal
Whereas, he became a Mason on November 29, 1926 in Lewis Ginter
Lodge No. 317, A.F. & A. M., and served that Lodge as Worshipful
Master in 1933 at the age of twenty-eight, and rendered
distinguished service to the Fifteenth Masonic District in 1937 as
District Deputy Grand Master and
Whereas, he served with great distinction as Grand Master of Masons
in Virginia in 1949, and later was elected Grand Treasurer and was
Grand Treasurer Emeritus at the time of his death on February 4,
Whereas, he was a devoted member of First English Evangelical
Lutheran Church a member of Church Council and teacher of the
Men's Bible Class from 1943 to 1964 and
Whereas, he was Editor of the VIRGINIA MASONIC HERALD for eighteen
years, and in 1958 was appointed Chairman of the Committee on
Masonic Information, Research and Publication, devoting countless
hours and travelling through out the Commonwealth, always willing
to give of his time and wise counsel for the betterment of others
Whereas, he was also a member of Acca Temple Shrine and the
Richmond Scottish Rite Bodies, and was coronated 33rd Degree
Inspector General Honorary in 1949 and
Whereas, few possessed his fervency and zeal in working for our
youth, particularly in the Order of DeMolay, which was very dear to
his heart, for which he received the DeMolay Legion of Honor in
1937, and was appointed to the International Supreme Council in
1945 by Frank S. Land, the Founder of DeMolay and
Whereas, we miss the warm grasp of his hand and the friendly twinkle of his sympathetic eye, he will be remembered affectionately by those of us who were proud to know him as well as by those whose lives he touched in a meaningful way. He considered the greatest honor in Freemasonry as being declared a Master Mason and serving as Worshipful Master of one's Lodge. Let the record show that the distinguished and exemplary life of Illustrious Alfred Douglas Smith, Jr., left lasting footprints on the sands of time. We gratefully recognize the principles he upheld and the good works he accomplished
Now, therefore, be it Resolved that we express our deepest sympathy to the members of his family with the assurance that he now rests from his labor on earth in the House Not Made With Hands, Eternal In The Heavens.
'When your final summons comes,
to take that last, long trip,
Adorned with Lambskin Apron white,
and gems of fellowship
The Tiler at the Golden Gate,
with Square and Rule and Plumb
will size up your pin, and say, 'Walk in -
I see you've Travelled some.''
Lloyd U. Jefferson, PGM
Stewart W. Miner, PGM
Werner H. Morlock, PDDGM
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