Right Worshipful Brother Robert T. Thomas was born in Kissee Mills, Missouri. He and his wife Kathryn have two children, Andy and Shelby. The Thomas family resides in Crane, Missouri where they attend The First Baptist Church. RWB Thomas served his country as a member of the Missouri National Guard from 1978-84. He continued his public service by becoming a member of the Missouri State Water Patrol in 1981. He retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2012 after 31 years of service to the citizens of the State of Missouri. He continues his public service by serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the College of the Ozarks Associates and Vice-President of the Crane R-III Board of Education. RWB Thomas is an endowed member of Galena Lodge #515, Galena, Missouri where he was raised in 1993 and served as Master in 1997. Tim served as the DDGM of the 43rd Masonic District in 2004 and 2005. Tim has served the Grand Lodge in many capacities serving on numerous committees. He is Past President of the Masonic Children’s Foundation. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Masonic Home Board of Directors. Tim is a life member of the Missouri Lodge of Research. RWB Thomas (33°) is an endowed member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Joplin. Tim is a member of Kimberling City Chapter #164 of the Order of Eastern Star. He is a York Rite Mason and a member of Springfield Chapter #15 Royal Arch Masons , Zabud Council #25 Royal and Select Masters, St. John’s Commandery #20 KT, and St. Christopher Conclave Red Cross of Constantine. RWB Thomas is a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine in Springfield, Missouri and has served on the advisory board of Taneycomo Assembly #100 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.