Passing of R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker

RW:. Ricker was a District Deputy that would sit and talk to you just like “one of the guys”.
He will be sorely missed.
RW:. Jerry Clark
 
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we notify you of the passing of R\W\ Dennis C. Ricker. Please see the remarks below we received from R\W\ Larry D. Duff: 

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the Passing to the Celestial Lodge above of R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker on January 25th, 2020 at about 8:15pm of Leesburg Lodge No. 58. R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker was a Master Mason for 20 Years, 8 months and 19 days.R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker moved to Yuma, Arizona a few months ago and became ill. He and Lady Ginny moved back on January 6th, 2020 residing with his daughter at the time of his passing.Prior to becoming a Freemason, R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker retired from the United States Navy, holding the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He went on to work for the Virginia Retirement System (Senior Program Analyst), Jackson Hewitt Tax Service (Manager) and owner of Dennis C. Ricker Tax Service.R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker was also an active member of Wildwood Lodge No. 92, Umatilla Lodge No. 65, The Villages Lodge No. 394 and Memorial Lodge No. 15. R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker was the recipient of several Honorary Memberships to other Lodges.During his years as a Master Mason, R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker, was very active both in the Lodge, District and Grand Lodge levels. Serving as Grand Pursuivant in 2012 (M∴W∴ Jorge L. Aladro), District Deputy Grand Master to the 18th Masonic District in 2010 (M∴W∴ J. Dick Martinez), District Instructor in 2008 and 2011, Grand Representative 2013, Worshipful Master of Leesburg Lodge No. 58 in 2005 & 2007, Worshipful Master of Memorial Lodge No. 18 in 2013 & 2014, Secretary of Leesburg Lodge No. 58, Wildwood Lodge No. 92 and Memorial Lodge No. 18 for a total of twelve years.R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker also served on the Grand Lodge Committee on Work for five years, Foreign Relations Committee for four years, Penal Affairs Committee for two years, Masonic Leadership Training Instructor for two years, Jurisprudence Committee, Grand Masters Coordinating Committee, Workshop for Lodge Officers, Wardens Workshop Committee, Masonic Education Committee, Perpetual Membership Committee and MH-100 Committee.

R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker was more than just a Brother Mason, he was friend and mentor to many in the Lodge, District and to whoever came his way. R∴W∴ Dennis C. Ricker is survived by his wife, Lady Ginny, sons and daughters. Service arrangements have not been made at this time; Lady Ginny requests no flowers be sent. Notifications of service and arrangements will be made when known. Alas My Brother, May favorable winds always be at your back, the sun upon your face and your seas be calm. May the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.  

R∴W∴ Larry D. Duff

Leesburg Lodge No. 58

Jack L. Quesinberry – Service Information

My Brothers All:  Below are the dates and times of the visitation and services for RW Jack L. Quesinberry 33° who passed to the Celestial Lodge above on the 26th of October 2017.   I talked with Senior Pastor Rusty Belcher last night and he indicated that the travel from the church to the cemetery can vary somewhat so I am suggesting that we be a bit early at the cemetery to ensure that those in attendance are not waiting for us to arrive.
  • Thursday the 2nd of November from 5pm to 7pm visitation will take place at the church.
  • Friday the 3rd of November at 10am the Funeral Services will be held at the church.
  • Friday the 3rd of November following the Funeral Service at the church Brother Jack will be transported to Woodlawn Cemetery for burial.  Anticipated arrival is 11:30.
A Graveside Masonic Service will be conducted at the gravesite upon the arrival of Bro Jacks remains and those who will follow the motorcade procession to Woodlawn from the church.  Arrival at Woodlawn by Masons attending should be at 11:15 AM with the Graveside Service anticipated at 11:45 AM.  After talking with the Pastor last evening and WM Clawson this morning, these times are a best estimate and might put us there a bit early, but better to be early than late.  It is suggested that we encourage Brothers to be at Woodlawn by 11:15 AM so we are ready to deliver the service upon arrival of the processional.  The military portion will also be conducted at the gravesite as well as a short interment service by Pastor Rusty.
 
Church Address:
 
First United Methodist Church – Winter Garden, FL
125 N Lakeview Ave.
Winter Garden, FL  34787
 
Cemetery Address:
 
Woodlawn Cemetery
400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road
Gotha, FL 34734
407-293-1361
 
If there are any questions, please feel free to contact myself or W:.M:. Peacock.  Thanks all!  Bro Chet          
 
“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you make them feel!”

Prayers for Brother James Klingsmith

James KlingsmithAfter a year (off and on) of what he thought was stomach pains, Brother Klingsmith has been in the hospital for the last two weeks, after he passed out at work. He was having issues with his pancreas and gall bladder but is now home recovering.  Let’s keep Brother Klingsmith in our prayers and hope to see him in Lodge on September 1st!