International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star


Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master

Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°

Most Worshipful Grand Master

MW Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge - In Memoriam

Sunrise: September 4, 1932

Sunset: March 26, 2012

Illustrious Robert L. Lyons, 33°

Deputy Supreme Sovereign of Masons


Robert L. Lyons was born in Chambers County, Alabama and attended public school in that area. His parents, Elizabeth Smith and Oscar Avery preceded him in death. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Leroy Lyons. His sister, Ethel Harley and stepson, Chris Green, Sr. both preceded him in death. In His infinite wisdom, God, our Father, who does all things well and makes all things work together for the good of them who loves Him, called Robert home from his labor on March 26, 2012.


He and his wife Betty for 46 years, made their home in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a combined family of six children. He joined First Baptist Church Piney Grove in 1988 under Rev. Samuel Collier, worshipping there until his health began to fail.


He was a hard worker and a provider for his family. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 30 years for several construction companies. He also owned an underground water sewage company for the past year worked for Nighthawk Security Company.


For 45 years, Robert was a member of International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star. He was one of the founders and a faithful member of King Lyons and Williams Lodge #165 located in Pompano Beach, FL. The Lodge was named after him and Brother Bobby Williams in 1970. In those 45 years, he held several positions. He was a member of the Select Nine in the Prestigious 33rd Degree Council, Deputy Supreme Sovereign of Masons for over 20 years, Deputy Supreme Director of Supreme Joint Council Affairs, President of the Florida's Board of Directors, Chairman of the Florida's Disaster Fund, President of the Pompano Beach City Council and President of the Southeast District Grand Master's Council.


He was a brother and friend to his Fraternal Circle and many others. He will be missed but will remain in the hearts of many forever.