Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1991


Worshipful Bobby Gene Spruill

  • Initiated: 3/17/1981, Passed: 5/26/1981, Raised: 6/30/1981
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 1991
  • Recipient, Dr. Seymour Jonas Levy Award: 1991
  • 25 Year Veteran: 2006
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 2/2/2016

Lodge Officers

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Bob Stanek
left to right
  1. Carl William Nolan - Senior Deacon
  2. Andy Barnard - Tiler
  3. George Wallace - Treasurer
  4. Gene Lejeune - Marshal
  5. Don Meyer - Senior Warden
  6. Allen Wyatt - Junior Steward
  7. Bobby Spruill - Worshipful Master
  8. Guy Nolan - Senior Steward
  9. Denny Harrison - Junior Warden
  10. Bob Stanek - Chaplain
  11. Bill Pierce - Secretary
  12. Dick Hanly - Junior Deacon
Photo courtesy of Worshipful Bobby Spruill
left to right
  1. Don Meyer - Senior Warden
  2. Bobby Spruill - Worshipful Master
  3. Denny Harrison - Junior Warden
Photo courtesy of Worshipful Bobby Spruill

Voting Delegate Card and DeMolay Advisory Council Card

Courtesy of Worshipful Bobby Spruill
Courtesy of Worshipful Bobby Spruill

Achievement Award - March 2, 1991

The Worshipful Master, Bobby Gene Spruill, receives an Achievement Award for completion of the Committee on Masonic Education Workshop Program.


Bobby Gene Spruill, 81, passed away on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Bobby was born in Columbia, NC on May 19, 1934. He was a dedicated and hard worker. He served in the United States Army, worked on a tug boat, and retired from the Ford Motor Company after 35 years. Bobby was also a Past Master of the Kempsville Masonic Lodge #196, and in more recent years, joined the family business working as the scale operator for United Disposal.

Bobby was a loving and devoted husband, father and "Papa" who will be dearly missed. He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Betty Spruill of Norfolk, VA; his son Bradley Spruill of Norfolk, VA; and by his parents Noah and Mae Spruill of Columbia, NC.

Bobby is survived by his children Carl Spruill of Columbia, NC; Renea (Eddie) Ormond of Princeton, NC; Scott (Ashley) Spruill of Virginia Beach; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Linwood Leslie Lowe - 08/05/1991
  • W∴ Charles Raymond Cochran - 09/16/1991
  • Claudie Julius Branch, Sr. - 10/21/1991
  • R∴W∴ George Raymond Ferrel - 10/29/1991
  • Charles Thomas Crosley, Jr. - 11/23/1991