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2003 – William Perry Mayberry Sr.

William Perry Mayberry, Sr. was born on October 26, 1937 in Dayton, Ohio. The oldest of five children born to Cordell P. and Muriel M. Mayberry. Brother Mayberry attended the Dayton Public Schools, graduating from Stivers High School in 1955. Following graduation he went to work for his father at Mayberry’s Van & Storage, Inc., becoming President in 1975 and Chairman in 1995. He has been actively involved in the business for over 47 years.

M. W. Brother Mayberry served as President of the Dayton Movers Association in 1968 and 1979. He was President of the Ohio Movers and Warehousemen’s Association in 1985 and 1986, and in 1992 was elected to The Ohio Movers and Warehousemen’s Association Hall of Fame.

M. W. Brother Mayberry has been a long time member of the American Moving and Storage Association, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Dayton Better Business Bureau.

M. W. Brother Mayberry married Delores May Shannon on March 2, 1957, and they have been blessed with two children. Victoria Lynn Voehringer, who is office manager at Mayberry’s Van & Storage, Inc., and her husband Brother Donald Voehringer, have one daughter, Shannon. Brother William P. Mayberry, Jr., the President of Mayberry’s Van & Storage, Inc., and his wife Teri Sullivan have two children, Lauren and Will. The Mayberry’s are members of First Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio.

M. W. Brother Mayberry was raised a Master Mason on June 19, 1967 in Riverview Lodge, No. 717. He served as Worshipful Master in 1979. In the year 2000 Riverview and three other Lodges consolidated, to become Millennium Lodge No. 779.

M. W. Brother Mayberry became a member of Mt. Moriah Chapter No. 230, Royal Arch Masons in 1975; Silver Trowel Council, No 141, Royal and Select Masons in 1976; and Reed Commandery, No.6, Knights Templar in 1976. M. W. Brother Mayberry joined the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in the Valley of Dayton in 1967 and was Coroneted a Thirty-Third Degree Mason on August 29, 1989. He is a member of Thomas Smith Webb Council No. 57, Allied Masonic Degrees, serving as Sovereign Master in 1997 and the Red Cross of Constantine, Holy Grail Conclave, serving as Puissant Sovereign in 2001.

He is also a member of Antioch Shrine in Dayton, the Past Masters Club, the Royal Order of Jesters, Dayton-Victory Chapter, No. 594, Order of Eastern Star; the Royal Order of Scotland, Miami Valley York Rite College, and Irish Council No. 67, Knight Masons. In 1998 he was made a Knight Commander of the Temple, Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the USA. In 1999, he received the Honorary Legion of Honor designation from the Order of DeMolay. M. W. Brother Mayberry currently serves as a Trustee on the Ohio Masonic Home Board and is Chairman of the Executive Committee, A. A. S. R., Valley of Dayton.

M. W. Brother Mayberry served the Grand Lodge of Ohio as a District Deputy Grand Master in the Second Masonic District in 1995. He was appointed Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge for 1988-89. He was appointed Junior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Ohio by Most Worshipful Brother Neil M. Smalley on October 21, 1995. He was subsequently appointed Senior Grand Deacon in 1996, Grand Marshal ill 1997, and Grand Orator in 1998. He was elected Junior Grand Warden in 1999, Senior Grand Warden in 2000, and Deputy Grand Master in 2001. On October 19, 2002, Brother Mayberry was installed as Grand Master of Masons in Ohio.

M. W. Brother Mayberry resides in Centerville, Ohio.