At approximately 4:00PM today, Brother Robert Emerson Hancock Jr., PGM, passed to the Celestial Lodge. Bob was indeed one of a kind, and his shoes will be very difficult to fill in Indiana Freemasonry. He once remarked during a meeting I attended that there was no reason to be a Freemason if it wasn't fun, and Bob made sure his Masonry was fun every single day.
Funeral services are being planned and information will be forthcoming.
Please keep his wife Suzy, his son Rob and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
From MWBro. Jeffrey P. Zaring, Grand Master of the State of Indiana:
Here are the arrangements for the calling and services for Most Worshipful Brother Robert Emerson Hancock, Jr., Past Grand Master of Indiana and Past Potentate of Murat Shriners.
Thursday, August 28
1 pm - 9 pm Calling at the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral (family plans to be present from 1 - 4 and 6 - 9)
Friday, August 29
10 am Masonic Service at the Indianapolis Scottish Rite Cathedral (followed by religious service and committal)