The Grand Encampment of Knights Templar

In Memoriam
To All Departed Sir Knights



SK Thomas Pat Dickson
Past Grand Commander
Louisiana 2010-2011
July 14, 1932 - August 15, 2018



SK Charles 'Charlie' Walker, Past Grand Commander
South Dakota - 1995
September 13, 1946 - August 2, 2018

Deacon Charles “Charlie” Walker, 71, left the earth to walk with our Lord on August 2, 2018, after a short battle with health problems. There will be a Masonic service that will be open to the public on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church. A Prayer Service will take place at 7:00pm, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church with visitation prior from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held at the Oahe Expo Center in Fort Pierre on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 10:30am.
Deacon Charlie Walker was born to William and Marjorie (Kirkpatrick) Walker on September 13, 1946, in Pierre, SD. Deacon Charlie grew up in Pierre with his two brothers John Walker (living in Washington) and Daniel Walker (living in Georgia) and sister Margie Walker (living in Arizona). Deacon Charlie married Betty A Koan on November 9, 1965, and they had three children together that they raised in the Pierre area. Deacon Charlie worked several jobs in Pierre and was active in several organizations including Masons, Knights of Templar, Order of Eastern Star, Jobs Daughters, Demolay, Red Cross of Constantine, Volunteer Firefighter Association, Volunteer EMS, Fraternal Order of Police, Corsille, Oahe Shrine, Yaldez Shrine, Member of the Scottish Rite 32nd degree, Army National Guard, American Legion Pierre Post 8, Disabled American Veterans, Sons of the American Revolution, American Legion Riders, Grace Elustrous Master, Grand Commandery, Holy Order of High Priesthood, and as State Fire Chaplin.
Deacon Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Betty, and his children: Steven (Lori) Walker of Pierre, daughter Angel (Jim) Rhodes of Casselton, North Dakota, and Chuck (Cara) Walker of Fremont, Nebraska; blessed with seven grandchildren: Tad and Kyla Walker, Samantha Walker, Alex Walker, Kacy Walker, Cade Walker, Hagen Rhodes, Rylee Rhodes, and step grandchildren Eric, Kristi, and Michelle. Deacon Charlie also enjoyed his three great grandchildren Connor Walker, Madysen Walker, Jaxton Walker, and step great grandchild Zach. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents William and Marjorie Walker, brothers-in-law Eugene Koan, Roy Koan, and Mick Price, niece Verna Sinner, and daughter in law MaryJo Walker. In lieu of flowers Deacon Charlie would like instead for donations to go the Children Hospital of Minnesota, 2525 Chicago Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 on behalf of Jaxton Harlan Walker’s name or the Pierre American Legion Post Lodge 8.



SK David Lee Hargett,Jr.
Passed Away July 26, 2018
Past Grand Commander North Carolina 1988
Grand Encampment, Southeastern Department Commander 1994-1997
Grand Master-Convenant General, KYCH - 1998-1999
Sovereign Grand Master, Grand Council AMD - 1998-1999
Governor General, York Rite Sovereign College of NA - 2002
Grand Sovereign, UGIC Red Cross of Constantine - 2011-2012
Grand Chancellor, Grand College of Rites, USA -2012
Great Chief, Grand Council, Knight Masons, USA - 2014
Grand Preceptor, Grand College, HRAKTP - 2015

The celebration of life for Brother David Hargett will be held at Gordon Funeral Service and Crematory located at 1904 Lancaster Avenue, Monroe, North Carolina, 704-283-8141, email info@gordonfuneralservice.com on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM.
All Masons attending should bring their own white apron.
Please keep the family in your prayers.
David L. Hargett, Jr. was born June 23, 1939 in Monroe, North Carolina to Helen Williams Hargett and David Lee Hargett, Sr. He was educated in the Monroe City Schools and later at the Cit adel, the Milit ary College of South Carolina, Wingate Coll ege, Central Piedmont Community College, and North Carolina State University.
He married Robin Thames, together they raised four children: Joey (Jackie}, Jeff (Audrey}, Donna Hargett Blackburn (passed in 2001), and Isaiah Hargett (passed in 2007). They have seven Gr andchildr en: Dakota Blackburn, Jacob & Pierson Hargett, Walker Prince & Weston Hargett, and Seth & Serenity Zuniga and one Great Grandchild: Kailer Hargett.
His career was characterized by over 15 years in teaching Management Classes for the Educational Foundation of the University of North Carolina where he taught Human Relations and Motivation, Job Instructor Training and Controlling Employee Turnover and Absenteeism. David then spent the next 40 years as a Home Builder.
o Member of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics - Awarded Certificate of M erit .
o The first recipient of the coveted Drowning Bear Award - 1988
Blue Lodge
Dave was a life member and Past Master of Monroe Lodge No. 244 in M onroe, North Caro lina . He served as District Deputy Grand Master for the 39th District of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of North Carolina. He was also a member of Truth Lodge #749, Waxhaw Lodge #562 Honorary M ember. He received the following honors and titles:
o Mason of the Year - 1995 o Knight Commander of the Order of the Temple of Solomon for distinguished Masonic service and achievement.
o Joseph Montford Medal for Meritorious Service -2000
He also was awarded the highest award given by the grand Lodge of Texas:
o Sam Houston Medal by the Gr an d Lodge of Texas A.F.& A.M
York Rite
In the York Rite, Dave was a Past High Priest of Monroe Chapter No. 64, Royal Arch M asons, he also belonged to Mt . Ararat Research Chapter #3, he was an Honorary Member to other Chapters that are too numerous to list.
o Certificate of Appreciation for Faithful Service and Exception Dedication to the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of North Carolina
o Certificate of Appreciation for Faithful Service and Except ional Ded ication to the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International
Dave was an Illustrious Past Master of Solomon of the Silver Trowel Council No. 24, Royal and Select Masters. He was an Honorary Member to other Councils that are too numerous to list. He received both following awards from the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International.
o Meritorious Service Award
o Cryptic Mason of the Year Award
Dave was a Past Commander Malta Commandery No. 19, Knights Templar and a Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of North Carolina, he was an Honorary Member to other Commanderies that are too numerous to list. He was Southeast Department Commander for the Grand Encampment, 1994-1997, and held the distinctions of:
o Knight Crusader of the Cross
o Knight Commander of the Temple
o Knight Grand Cross of the Temple
He served as Grand Master General of Convent General, Knights of the York Cross of Honour. Dave belonged to Western Carolina York Rite College No. 78, served as Grand Governor, President of the Associate Regents - 1993, served on many committees both as members and Chairman to numerous to list, served as a member of the Board of Directors at the time of his passing, served as Governor General of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America, he was also given the following titles:
o Order of the Purple Cross of York
o Knight Commander of the Purple Cross
o Knight Grand Cross of York
David also served as Most Excellent Great Chief of the Grand Council of Knight Masons of the USA, Most Venerable Sovereign Grand Master of the Grand Council, Allied Masonic Degrees of the USA, Grand Supreme Ruler of the Grand Preceptors of the Grand College of America, H.R.A.K.T.P., and he was Past Grand Chancellor of the Grand College of Rites of United States of America.
Allied Masonic Degrees
In Allied Masonic Degrees he served as Sovereign Grand Master 1998 and was appointed Grand Representative to the Grand Council Allied Masonic Degree of Canada, 2000. He belonged to St. Andrews in America Council #lA and held many honorary memberships in other Councils to numerous to list. Masonic Order of the Bath, Ye Ancient Order of Cork, North Carolina Association of Allied Masonic Degree, Past President and Knight Priest of the Holy Order of Wisdom. Received the following honors and t it les:
o Title of District Expert Master of the First District of the State of North Carolina from the Supreme Quarry of the World: Masons of Tyre
o Supreme Ruler of the Grand Conclave of the Order of Secret Monitor of the United States of America, 1998
o Knight Grand Cro ss from the Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees of the United States of America
Scottish Rite
In the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Dave was a Past Venerable Master of the Lodge of Perfection in the Valley of Charlotte, Orient of North Carolina and had been coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary.
Red Cross of Constantine
In the Red Cross of Constantine, Dave was a Past Sovereign of St. Titus Conclave, served as Intendant General for North Carolina and was elected and installed as Grand Sovereign on June 11, 2001.
Royal Order of Zanzibar
Belongs to both the Grand Lounge of North Carolina and Florida
Royal Order of Scotland
Advanced and promoted to a Knight in the Provincial Grand Lodge of the Royal Order of Scotland for the United States of America
St. Thomas of Acon USA Founding Member of the Ye Commemorative Order of St. Thomas of Aeon USA Grand Almoner, 2015
Past Almoner (UK), 2013 Assistant Grand Treasurer, 2016
Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine
Created a Noble in Oasis Temple, Charlotte, North Carolina Past Masters Unit
Member of the "Replace Yourself with One" Membership Program for he Imperial Council of the Ancient and Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America.
Hillbilly Clan #2
Hillbilly Clan #3
SRICF North Carolina College, IX degree Suffagan
Degree Master


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