Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1975


Right Worshipful Richard Alfred Davis, Jr.

  • Initiated: 3/19/1963, Passed: 4/30/1963, Raised: 6/4/1963
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 1975
  • Member, Khedive Shrine
  • Knight Commander Court of Honor, Norfolk Scottish Rite
  • Worthy Patron, Kempsville Chapter No. 173, Order of the Eastern Star: 1978
  • 25-Year Veteran: 1988
  • District Deputy Grand Master, District 56: 1990
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 6/13/2011

The Prayer at Valley Forge

Presented to Kempsville Masonic Lodge by Richard A. Davis, Jr.Worshipful Master, 1975

Roster Cover

Notable Visitors

Brother Hal Leonard visits Kempsville Lodge in January of 1975. Brother Leonard would go on to serve as Worshipful Master of Lynnhaven Lodge No. 220 in 2007.
Brother Boyd Foxwell visits Kempsville Lodge in February of 1975. Brother Foxwell would affiliate with Kempsville Lodge in 2002.


Richard Alfred Davis Jr., 84, passed away peacefully June 13, 2011. He was born Dec. 16, 1926 in Anne Arundel, Md. Richard served his country in the United States Navy and retired with 20 years of faithful service. He was a member of Kempsville Masonic Lodge 196. Richard was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Evelyn Anna Davis. He is survived by his children; grandchildren; siblings and friends. A graveside service will be held June 16, at 1:30 p.m. in Rosewood Memorial Park, 601 N. Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Claywell Thomas Hyde - 05/07/1975
  • Roscoe Maynard Whitfield - 08/04/1975
  • W∴ Grayson Amaziah Pearce - 08/15/1975
  • Irving Wesley Hardy - 11/01/1975