Kempsville Lodge No. 196

4869 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Kempsville Lodge No. 196 - 1961


Worshipful Russell Willoughby

  • Initiated: 4/15/1946, Passed: 5/9/1946, Raised: 6/17/1946 (Norfolk No. 1)
  • Charter Member, Kempsville Lodge No. 196: 1955
  • Charter Member, Willis V. Fentress Lodge No. 296: 1968
  • Worshipful Master, Willis V. Fentress No. 296: 1970
  • Secretary, Willis V. Fentress No. 296: 1976
  • 50-Year Veteran: 1996
  • Entered the Celestial Lodge: 11/10/1996


Russell Willoughby, 93, died Nov. 10, 1996.

A retired aviation metalsmith with 30 years service at the Naval Air Station, Mr. Willoughby was a native of Ahoskie, N.C., and was predeceased by his wife, Clara Young Willoughby.

He was also a member of Oakdale Presbyterian Church of Norfolk and a past master of Kempsville Masonic Lodge (NU)196, Grice Commandery (NU)16, York Rite Bodies, Khedive Shrine Temple, Willis V. Fentress Masonic Lodge (NU)296. He also recently received his 50-year Masonic Lodge pin.

Survivors include his sons, Russell L. Willoughby of Virginia Beach and Mark K. Willoughby of Parker, Colo.; sisters, Jessie W. DeCamps of Chesapeake, Marion W. Latham of San Antonio, Texas, Gladys W. Menefee of Raleigh, N.C., and Claire W. Beatty of Richmond; brothers, Edward O. Willoughby Jr. of Suffolk and Carol C. Willoughby of Jersey City, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

Lodge Of Sorrow

  • Ernest Floyd Buzzy - 12/17/1960
  • Norman Wallon Marshall - 12/05/1961