Hancock Lodge mourns the loss of another legacy.
Brother Billy J. McAfee (88), LTC, Ret., Past Master of Hancock Lodge in 1992, passed away on March 14, 2017. Brother Billy was also Past Potentate of Abdallah Shriners, Past President of Fort Leavenworth Chapter No. 154, National Sojourners, and Past Camp Commander, Old Frontier Camp, Heroes of ’76®. He was a retired military veteran with service in several conflicts dating back to WW II.
A Masonic Funeral is scheduled for 6 PM, Friday, March 24, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, 422 Chestnut Street, Leavenworth. A complete obituary can be seen on the Davis Funeral Home web site. Brothers, please be at the church by 5:45 pm for line-up. Visitation is 5-7 with the Masonic Service at 6 pm. Memorial Service starts at 7 pm. Read about his inurnment in the obituary.
Brother Billy was a quiet but omnipresent brother at every Masonic event when health did not deter his attendance. He was a mentor to many and part of a band of brothers of an earlier era that set the course for the close-knit family we have now. He performed every leadership role for every organization he joined but in later years was happy to be a much-needed side-liner, coach, and mentor. He and Maryann are avid supporters of Sojourners and he will be sorely missed by his fellow Heroes. He exemplified the fervent wish of every Sojourner that, “Once a Hero – always a Hero.” He loved Masonry and his brother Masons.