33° Honors

33° Honors2020-10-22T20:30:06+00:00

The Thirty-Third Degree is conferred by the Supreme Council upon members of the Rite in recognition of outstanding service to the Rite, or in public life, to the principles taught in the Degrees. Neither the 33° or the Knight Commander of the Court of Honour can be asked for, and if asked for, must be refused. At each session of the Supreme Council, certain Knights Commander of the Court of Honour are elected to receive the Thirty-Third and Last Degree of the Rite. Those brethren who receive this Degree become Inspectors General Honorary 33° and are honorary members of the Supreme Council. It is from this body that the active members of the Supreme Council are chosen. Like the Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour, this honor is bestowed for meritorious service, although the number that may be elected to receive the Thirty-Third Degree at any session of the Supreme Council is less than half the number that may be selected to receive the Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honour. Thirty-Third Degree brethren may be identified by their white caps.

Living

33°, Inspector General Honorary Coronation
Wallace Ray Thomas 1993
Gary Leroy Tyner 1997
Lee Roy Vent 1999
Hughie Gene Hightower 2005
James Byron Ponder 2005
James Leon Wilson 2007
Jerry Vernando Miley 2009
33°, Inspector General Honorary Coronation
Milton Brent Howton 2011
Rufus Lee Ray 2011
Boyd Wayne Russell 2013
Harley Alton Yancey 2015
Johnny Coleman Rye 2017
Gary Keith Miley 2019
Bradley Ray Phillips 2019

Deceased

33°, Inspector General Honorary Coronation Died
Clyde Tilden Rodgers 1975 2007
Philip Ward Ragsdale 1977 2009
Wilburn Bryan Howton 1979 2019
James Delaine Campbell 1981 2002
Roy Lee Cooper 1981 2011
David Daniel Hightshoe 1983 2003
Clyde L. Eubanks, Jr. 1985 2011
Harding Joel Meadows 1987 2002
Carroll Lathan Evans 1989 2015
Oscar Columbus Boyd 1991 2004
Elvin Eugene Brown 1991 2005
John Henry Robinson 1991 1997
Marvin Charles Bagley 1993 2011
Howard Foster Hall 1995 1996
Edward Burr Ford 1997 2002
33°, Inspector General Honorary Coronation Died
Clyde Dee Overall 1997 2000
Bryan Wilson Speed 1997 2015
Holmon Kelley, Jr. 1999 2011
Hershell Leon Wright, Jr. 1999 2020
Richard Thad Cockrill 2001 2013
Oscar Harvey Martin 2001 2017
Jack Johnson Woodard 2001 2020
Merritt Lee Crawford 2003 2004
Johnnie Deen Savage 2003 2019
Gerald Wayne Hoggard 2005 2013
Paul Richard Gambill 2007 2018
Earl Fay Tubbs 2007 2019
William Lee Fergus 2011 2015
John Edward Farris 2013 2020