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Bro Elmer G. Oakes Jr. 32° - 50th Year in Masonry and Scottish Rite

On January 27, 2013, Ill Sam Vaughan, Ill Luigi Ammons and Michael May 32 KCCH presented brother Elmer Oakes his 50 Year Scottish Rite Certificate at his home in Raleigh.

Brother Elmer G. Oakes Jr. 32nd Degree celebrated his 50th year in Masonry as a member of Churchland Lodge #276, Portsmouth Virginia and the Scottish Rite in the Valley of Portsmouth Virginia. Brother Oakes is also a member of Esther Chapter #37 OES also located in Portsmouth Virginia.

Brother Oakes retired from Abex Corporation, Railroad Products Group, as Plant Manager in 1978. A member of The Greatest Generation , he served during World War II in Europe during the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the 9th Armored Division, 52nd Armored Infantry Battalion.

A native of Saltville Virginia , Brother Oakes recently relocated from his home in Chesapeake Virginia and now resides with his son Brother Gordon Oakes 32 degree and his wife Kay Oakes in Raleigh , North Carolina.

Pictured presenting Brother Oakes his certificate celebrating 50 years in Scottish Rite are Ill Luigi Ammons 33 Degree General Secretary Valley of Raleigh, Brother Elmer Oakes 32 Degree, his son Brother Gordon Oakes 32 Degree and Ill Sam Vaughan 33 Degree Personal Representative Valley of Raleigh.

Also a special thanks to Brother Gordon's wife Kay for preparing and serving everybody a delicious lunch.