Grand Yeoman of York Officers

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Bobby J Roberts

Grand Director General



Bobby was born on November 28th, 1939 to George and Mabel Roberts in Marked Tree, Arkansas. He has one sister, Kay Patricia. He attended Muncie Community Schools, Michigan University, and Ball State University, and spent 24 years in the United States Marine Corps and is  General Motors Retiree. He married Willa Fay Roberts and they had three children. Bobby has 6 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.  He attends Fairmount United Methodist Church, and is involved in civic activities as a board member of Little Red Door, is an active member of the Boy Scouts of America in both Grant County and Delaware County, and is a member of the Lions Club.


Masonic History:

A Past Master of Whitney Lodge No 229, Roberts served the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Indiana as Grand Steward and Tyler.  A member of Indiana Priory No. 8, Knights of the York Cross of Honor, he served as High Priest of Muncie Chapter No. 30, Royal Arch Masons; Illustrious Master of Muncie Council No. 16, Cryptic Masons; and Commander of Muncie Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar. He is a member of the York Rite bodies of Fort Wayne, and also previously received the honor and title of a Knight Commander of the Temple from the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America. He was elected to membership in Indiana York Rite College No. 55, served it as Governor, received the College’s highest honor, the Order of the Purple Cross, and then served the York Rite Sovereign College of North America as Grand Governor of Indiana. A member of the Valley of Indianapolis of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Roberts served the Valley as its principal presiding officer, Thrice Potent Master of the Lodge of Perfection which confers through the 14th Degree, and also as a trustee. He was coroneted a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason. A DeMolay of Muncie Chapter for more than 50 years, Roberts holds the Active DeMolay Legion of Honor. He is also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. His further Masonic honors include; Angola Preceptory No. 2, Yeomen of York; St. Andrew Tabernacle No. 35, Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priests; the Red Cross of Constantine; and Indiana College, Masonic Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatbus Feoderatis.