Past Commander (1998) Michie M. Brous:
June 1932 - 22 January 2014
Michie has long enjoyed collecting stamps and has served as past president of the Panther City Philatelic Society. He has also been active in the American Philatelic Society, the Texas Philatelist and the Masonic Stamp Club of New York.
After completing his time in the Air Force, he moved his family to Snyder, Texas where he served as Executive Director of the Scurry County Boys Club. Four and a half years later, he moved back to Fort Worth and spent twenty-seven years as the Executive Director of the Panther Boys Club. During his tenure, he received many awards, including “Bronze Keystone Award”, the “Silver Haired Man and Boy Award” and the Regional Professional of the Year award.
The first time he knelt at the altar was when he joined DeMolay. He served as Master Councilor in 1950. He has received the “Representative Award” and the degree of Chevalier. He has always enjoyed the DeMolay and continued to work for and with them after reaching majority. As an adult volunteer he was elected an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council, appointed “Governor Emeritus”, received the “DeMolay Cross of Honor”, the “Guild of the Leather Apron” and for twenty-five years he served as Dean of the Fort Worth Preceptory of the DeMolay Legion of Honor. He continues to be involved with the DeMolay to this day.
He is a Past High Priest of Texas Chapter #362 and has received the “Order of the High Priesthood” as well as the “Cornerstone Award”. He is also a Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Texas Council #321 and has received the “Cryptic Triangle Award”, and the “Order of the Silver Trowel”. In addition, he has received the Super Excellent Master degree.
He also had a distinguished career as the Grand Organist of Grand Chapter and Grand Council for 15 years.
He is also a Past Commander of Worth Commandery #19 and earned the Excalibur Award. He is a member of the “Knights of York” Priory #23 and a member of the Sovereign Order of Knights Preceptor.
He is a Past Chairman of the Masonic Temple Library and Museum. He has also served as Pre-Eminent Governor of Trinity York Rite College #154 and has received the “Order of The Purple Cross” as well as the “Gold Honors” award. In addition, he is a Past Puissant Sovereign of Saint Timothy Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine. Also, he is the Past Sovereign of Tejas Council #282 “Allied Masonic Degrees”. He was the recipient of the “Knight of the Red Branch of Eri” as well as several other degrees. In 2004, he served as President of this Tarrant County York Rite Association.
He is a Past President of William J. Worth #463 of the National Sojourners and a member of Cowpens Camp and Heroes of ’76. He is a Past Monarch and Zone Chairman of El Texa Grotto. In addition, he is a member of Moslah Shrine, ScottishRite 32° KCCH and the Royal Order of Scotland.
Michie Brous has received a great deal of recognition for all the achievements he has accomplished in an illustrious career. He has served as a model mason and has been a mentor to countless masons over the years.
- Michie M. Brous FORT WORTH — Michie M. Brous passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the age of 81.
- CELEBRATION OF LIFE: 1 p.m. Monday at Central Christian Church, 3205 Hamilton Ave., Fort Worth. Entombment: Greenwood Mausoleum. Visitation: 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Brown Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors.
- Michie was born July 20, 1932, in Fort Worth to the late Rev. and Mrs. H.B. Brous. He graduated from R.L. Paschal High School and Texas Christian University after which he served in the U.S. Air Force at Carswell Air Force Base.
- Michie was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Hugh Brous Jr., Dr. Marion Wilson Brous and John Alton Brous. SURVIVORS: Wife of 60 years, Nancy Brous; sons, Michie Joe Brous and wife, Charlene, Bobby Brous and wife, Mary; daughter, Margaret Ellen Brous; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Ann Puckett; sister-in-law, Mary L. Brous; and many friends. Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors 425 S. Henderson, 817-335-4557