Claude Patrick Germany Jr. of Burleson, Texas
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April 12, 1923-June 30. 2019
Claude P. Germany, Jr., age 96, lived in the area surrounding Burleson for most of his life. He went home to his Lord Sunday, June 30, 2019. Born April 12, 1923 in Parker, Texas, he was the son of the late Claude Patrick Germany and Mary Cecil Taylor Germany. Claude is predeceased by his sister Winniemae Germany Moore of Cleburne. He married Lucille Richeson Wicker on September 03, 1983. He was a Veteran of World War II and served with the U.S. Army in both North Africa and Italy. He had retired from Vaught Aircraft in 1993. During Claude’s working-years following his retirement from Vaught, he was a successful homebuilder and realtor in Tarrant and Johnson Counties. Claude became a Master Mason in 1952 as a member of Tarrant Lodge #942. At the time of his passing, he was soon to receive a 70 year award for his tenure in the Craft. During his almost 70 years of service, he became very well known to Masons across Texas. He is a Past Master of Burleson Lodge #649. It was during this time that his skills of leadership, easy-going good manner and quick grasp of the work of the Craft was realized. He became an At Large Instructor for the Grand Lodge of the State of Texas A. F. & A. M. During those many years he traveled with some of his best friends who were also Masons and Instructors as far away as Abilene and then back to Greenville Texas. If you ever met a Mason between those cities and mentioned Claude Germany’s name, you always got a smile and pleasant comment about him. Claude received the high honor by being appointed as The Grand Senior Steward of The Grand Lodge of Texas. He was the oldest Master Mason at age 92 to have ever held that office. He was a member of several Masonic Lodges at the time of his death.
Survived by: Stepsons Jerry Wicker and wife Carole of Coppell, Larry Wicker and wife Sandy Sawyer of Aledo, and Gary Wicker of Burleson; Former Step-Daughter Dianne Jones of Nacogdoches; Step- Granddaughters: Cheryll and husband Mark Wilks of College Station, Lisa Wicker of Burleson; Step-Grandsons: Joel Wicker and wife Terri of Cave Creek AZ, J. R. Wicker and wife Erin of Atlanta GA., Miles Sawyer-Wicker of Fort Worth; 10 Step- Great-Grandchildren; 3 Step-Great-Great-Grandchildren: and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends and family for Visitation on Friday, July 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM at The Alsbury Baptist Church at 500 N. E. Alsbury, Burleson, Texas (817) 295-0134. At 11:30 AM the funeral service will be conducted by Minister Scott Sharman. Following the conclusion of the funeral service area Masons will conduct a Masonic Service.
Afterward a procession will leave from the church to the Burleson Memorial Cemetery for burial.
The Family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, 2222 Welborn St, Dallas TX 75219.
For additional information please contact Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home, 512 Ridgeway, Cleburne TX (817) 648-0522.