PAST EMINENT GRAND COMMANDERS
H. GLENN BECK JR. - RIGHT EMINENT GRAND COMMANDER 2010
HAMILTON F. SHOUN - RIGHT EMINENT GRAND COMMANDER 1915
HENRY R. BROWN - RIGHT EMINENT GRAND COMMANDER 1907
HERBERT GLENN BECK JR.
Herbert Glenn Beck, Jr. was born October 29, 1946 in Greeneville, Tennessee
to Herbert Glenn Beck Sr and Juanita Woods Beck. Glenn attended the public school systems in Hawkins
County, Tennessee. Graduating from Bulls Gap High School in 1964. Immediately after graduating at
age 17, Glenn enlisted in the Air Force. He served as an Air Police officer while stationed in Texas
and New Mexico. Glenn received his honorable discharge while stationed with the 6580th Air Police
Squadron at Holloman A.F. base Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Glenn married his High School sweetheart Betty Jean Voiles. They have three children. Two daughters
Melissa Smith (deceased January 2008), Amanda Murnane, and Jeffery Glenn. They have three
grandchildren, Whitney Shea Beck, Jaden Lynn Beck and Tyler Smith.
Glenn graduated from Walters State Community College with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice
and East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor degree in Organizational Management.
Glenn worked for the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department for seven years, serving as the Chief
Deputy Sheriff from 1978 until he resigned in 1981. Glenn was employed with TRW Automotive
Rogersville plant in 1981, serving in various capacities. He was a Human Resource Representative
until his retirement in 2008, after 27 years. Brother Beck was raised a Master Mason on April 5,
1976 in Bulls Gap Lodge No.764. Brother Beck Served as Worshipful Master in 1980. Served his Lodge
as secretary for eight years. Brother Beck served as Hawkins County Chairman for District # 21 from
1998 until 2005. District Chairman for District # 21 from 2005 until 2007. Joined Bulls Gap OES #471
in 1979, served as Worthy Patron four terms.
He is a member of the East Tennessee Past Masters association in Knoxville.
He presently is serving as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee for the Grand Lodge.
Member of the Knoxville Scottish Rite Bodies since May 1, 1976.
Noble Beck joined Kerbela Shrine in Knoxville May 1, 1978 affiliated with Jericho Shrine in 1980.
Companion Beck was exalted a Royal Arch Mason August 14, 1999 in Church Hill Chapter #238 and served
as Excellent High Priest in 2006. Companion Beck was greeted in Kingsport Council #117 August 21,
Affiliated with Greeneville Council #77 and Greeneville Chapter # 135 in 2002, serving as
Illustrious Master in 2005 and Excellent High Priest in 2009. He received the Order of the Silver
Trowel in March 2005.The Order of High Priesthood in March 2006. Companion Beck served the Grand
Council as Grand Chaplain in 2007. Companion Beck is currently serving on the Codes Revision
Committee for the Grand Chapter.
Sir Knight Beck was knighted September 17, 1999 at Kingsport Commandery #33. Affiliated with
Morristown Commandery #22 in 2002 serving as Eminent Commander in 2006 and received the Knight
Crusader of the Cross in 2006.
Sir Knight Beck is a member of Tennessee Priory No.15, Knight York Cross of Honor. Knight
Commanders, Chattanooga Asylum No. 2.
Life member of the Upper East Tennessee York Rite Association. Recipient of the York Rite College
Gold Honors Award in 2000. Member of Northeast Tennessee York Rite College # 153. Invited to receive
the Order of the Purple Cross in 2009.
Charter member of W.W. Cannon Council # 96, Knight Masons and Jacob R. Denney Council # 459, Allied
Masonic Degrees. Currently serving as treasurer of both bodies.
In the Grand Commandery, Sir Knight Beck was elected Eminent Captain General in May 2007 and
advanced each year, elected as the Right Eminent Grand Commander May 1, 2010. He is the Grand
Representative to the Grand Commandery of Indiana near the Grand Commandery of Tennessee.
Glenn and Betty are members of Russellville Baptist Church, in Russellville Tennessee. Glenn is the
Senior Men’s Sunday School Teacher. He has also served as a Deacon.
Glenn is a Charter member of James McFarland Chapter, Tennessee Society Sons of the Revolution. And
a member of the General Society of the Revolution.
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