Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1992


Right Worshipful Donald Edward Meyer

  • Initiated: 5/24/1977, Passed: 8/2/1977, Raised: 8/16/1977
  • Member, Khedive Shrine: 1991
  • Member, Norfolk Scottish Rite: 1991
  • Recipient, James Noah Hillman Award: 1992
  • Recipient, Dr. Seymour Jonas Levy Award: 1992
  • Recipient, Master Builder Award: 1992
  • Recipient, DeMolay Legion of Honor: 1992
  • Director, Khedive Hillbillies: 1995
  • Recipient, William Hollowell Pierce Mason of the Year Award: 1996
  • 25-Year Veteran: 2002
  • Life Member in Perpetuity: 2009
  • Potentate, Khedive Shrine: 2011
  • Served as District Deputy Grand Master, District 56: 2013
  • Affiliated, Hickory Flat Lodge No. 205 (Georgia): 2014
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 08/24/2022

Lodge Officers

Photo courtesy of Worshipful Don Meyer
left to right
  1. Morris White -Marshal
  2. Bob Stanek - Junior Deacon
  3. Gene Lejeune - Senior Steward
  4. Bill Nolan - Junior Warden
  5. George Wallace - Treasurer
  6. Don Meyer - Worshipful Master
  7. Bill Pierce - Secretary
  8. Dennis Harrison - Junior Warden
  9. Fred Naujoks - Musician
  10. Allen Wyatt - Senior Deacon
  11. Claude Watkins - Chaplain
  12. Lawrence Kreitzer - Tiler

Worshipful Master's Gift

Letter opener given to the Brethren.

Funding A New Roof

Outstanding Support to DeMolay

Letter From the Worshipful Master


Donald "Don" E. Meyer of Hickory Flat in the City of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away peacefully on August 24, 2022, at the age of 90, with his loving wife Betty, son Brett, and daughter-in-law Stephanie, by his side.

Don was born on May 31,1932 in Wanamingo Township, Minnesota. After spending his formative years working on a farm and spending school, he decided to join the Navy on March 23, 1951.

He served his country honorably for 23 years and retired in the rank of Chief Petty Officer on May 31, 1974. Don’s awards and decorations include the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960’s device. After his retirement he worked for another 22 years as a helicopter mechanic with the Sea and Air Rescue Department and heavy equipment mechanic with the Public Works Department at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA.

Dedication to family was at the core of Don's life as a husband, dad, brother, uncle, Pop-Pop, Dun-Dun, and Paw-Paw. He was preceded in death by his mother, Olive Fisher and three brothers Richard, Dennis, and Robert. He is survived by his wife Betty and her sons Brett, Scott, and Robin, stepsons Bruce and Steve from a previous marriage along with six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Darlene and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Selfless service was just one of Don's many gifts. As a caring Dad, he was very active in youth sports while Brett was growing up. He helped develop the Green Run Little League Program in Virginia Beach, VA, and coached youth football. He truly enjoyed his work in these youth activities and was always there with thoughtful, motivating, kind words for the kids. His selfless service extended to several organizations such as Life Member of Vietnam Veterans Association of America, the VFW, and the Fleet Reserve Association. He was also a Life Member in Perpetuity in Kempsville Masonic Lodge #196, Virginia Beach, VA, and the Grand Lodge of Masons of Virginia. He was also Past District Deputy of Masons, District 56, VA. Emeritus Member of Hickory Flat Masonic Lodge No. 205, Hickory Flat, GA and the Grand Lodge of Masons in GA.

A memorial service for Donald will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church, 4056 E Cherokee Dr, Canton, GA 30115. A committal service will occur Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM at Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr, Canton, GA 30114.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.woodstockfuneralhome.com for the Meyer family.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Alvin Sheldon Rosenberg - 02/17/1992
  • Bruce James McGregor - 02/18/1992
  • George Andrew Merritt - 03/03/1992
  • James Nick Boogades - 08/04/1992
  • John Francis Outten - 08/10/1992
  • Robert Earl Byrd - 09/29/1992
  • John Harvey Bond, Jr. - 10/21/1992
  • R∴W∴ Lewis Raymond Snyder - 11/20/1992

Roster Cover

Courtesy of Worshipful Don Meyer