Right Eminent Past Grand Commander

Knights Templar of Tennessee


Terry L. Plemons

Terry L. Plemons

Born on December 13, 1963 in Rome Georgia, the son of Lewis and Glenda (Tierce) Plemons and was educated in the Public Schools of Floyd County Ga. He has been employed by McKee Foods Corporation (Little Debbie Snack Cakes) for over 26 years and works in the Marketing and Sales Department.

Sir Knight Plemons was married to the former Karen Lynn Wade on April 4, 1987 and they have been blessed with two wonderful children: Mary Elizabeth and Samuel Lewis.

Sir Knight Plemons is of the Baptist faith, he is an Ordained Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and served on various Committees.

Brother Plemons was raised in Harrison Lodge No. 114 F & AM on June 1, 1993. He received a
 Proficiency Card one month after being Raised. In 1998 he received the Masonic Pin of  xcellence and Funeral Master’s Pin. In 1996 Brother Plemons affiliated with Chattanooga Lodge No. 199 F & AM where he served as Worshipful Master and was elected Secretary in 1999, an Office he continues to serve.

In the Grand Lodge he served as Grand Chaplain in 1999, the Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of Georgia, as a County Co-Chairman from 1995 – 2001. He served the Grand Lodge on the Appeals and Grievances Committee. And currently serves on the Board of Custodians of the Work and Lectures.

Companion Plemons was exalted in John Bailey Nicklin Chapter No. 49 R.A.M. on November 5, 1994. He served as High Priest in 1998 and was elected as Secretary from 1999 to 2012. He received the Order of High Priesthood on March 23, 1998 and presided as President of the Tennessee Council of Anointed High Priest in 2006. In the Grand Chapter Companion Plemons served as Grand Chaplain during 1997, and is a holder of the General Grand Chapter Distinguished Service Medal. And served on several Committees of the Grand Chapter.

Companion Plemons was greeted in Mount Moriah Council No. 95 C.M. on November 5, 1994, served as Illustrious Master during 1998, served as Recorder from 1999 to 2012. On March 23, 1998 he received the Order of the Silver Trowel. He received the Ish Sodi award from the Grand Council of South Carolina.

Sir Knight Plemons was knighted in Lookout Commandery No. 14 K.T. on November 12, 1994, served as Commander during 1998. Served as Recorder from 1999 to 2012. He received the Knight Crusader of the Cross on April 24, 1998. He served as Right Eminent Grand commander of the Grand Commandery of Tennessee in 2003. He served the Grand Commandery as District Instructor District No. 9, as a Member of the Knights Templar Education Committee and Finance Committee. He received the Grand Commanders
 award in Georgia in 2004 & 2007.

He was awarded the Knight Commander of the Temple in 2003 Served as Aide de Campe to the Grand Captain General and Grand Generalissimo of the Grand Encampment Knights Templar U.S.A. Sir Knight Plemons also served as the Chairman of the Public Relations Committee of Grand Encampment. He served the Grand Encampment as Right Eminent Department Commander for the Southeastern Department during the 45th Triennial, and as Grand Sword Bearer during the Grand Session of the 45th Triennial. In 2012 he was awarded the Knight Grand Cross by the Grand Encampment Knights Templar. He was elected a Trustee of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation during the 45th Triennial. He served as the Campaign Chairman for the 45th and 46th Voluntary Campaign of the Eye Foundation.

Brother Plemons is a member of the Valley of Chattanooga Scottish Rite Bodies, is a Past
 Commander of Kadosh. He is the Assistant Personal Representative of the SGIG in TN for the Valley of Chattanooga, and serves on the Executive Committee. He was invested with the Rank of KCCH in 1997, and was coroneted a 33° Sovereign Grand Inspector General Honorary in 2003. And is very active in Valley Ritual work.

He is a member of Tennessee College Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis and currently serves as Chief Adept of the College. He serves the High Council SRICF as Preceptor. He is a Past Preceptor of Holy Manger Tabernacle Holy Royal Arch Knights Templar Priest. He serves the Grand College HRAKTP as Grand First Pillar. He is a member of Cherokee York Rite College No. 152 where he served as Governor in 2000, and received the Purple Cross in 2002 and the York Rite Sovereign College Distinguished Service Award in 1999, and has served as Secretary since 2001. He is a member of Tennessee Priory No. 15 KYCH, Gaelic Council No. 60 Knights Mason where he served as Excellent Chief in 2000. In the AMD he is Past Sovereign of Tennessee Council No. 341 and a Charter Member/Secretary of Verbum In Terra Council No. 432. He is a Past Sovereign of Saint Gregory’s Conclave Red Cross of Constantine. He is a member of Cornelius Chapel Saint Thomas of Acon, where he serves as Secretary.



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