It is with very heavy hearts that all Kentucky Masons celebrate the life, and mourn the passing, of our Most Worshipful Past Grand Master George W. Tither. He was well known throughout the Commonwealth as a wonderful man, Mason, and dearly beloved friend. From those of us that must continue our labors in this life, we will see you again dear Brother in the Celestial Lodge Above.
George W. Tither, 94, of Fort Thomas, KY, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. Retired Owner of Tither Heating & Cooling. He was a WWII Navy veteran. George became a Mason in 1960 and served as Master of Aspen Grove No. 397 and Fort Thomas No. 808 Lodges, F&AM; he was installed as the Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in October 1992. George went into the Scottish Rite on November 19, 1987. He was invested with the Rank and Decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor on November 27, 1993 and was coroneted an Inspector General, Honorary of the 33rd degree on November 16, 2013. He was a member of the Alexandria No. 337 Order of the Eastern Star. He also belonged to the Syrian Shrine Temple, Cincinnati, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Billye Herald Tither and a son Rusty Tither. He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Webber and Kimberly (William) Margroum; two granddaughters, MacKenzie Margroum and Juleann Williams; one great grandson, Morgan Williams. Visitation 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Friday, February 14, 2014 at the Alexandria Funeral Home, 325 Washington St, Alexandria, KY. Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Fort Thomas, 600 N. Ft. Thomas Avenue, Fort Thomas, KY. Interment in the Persimmon Grove Cemetery, Alexandria, KY. Memorials may be made to Masonic Widows and Orphans Home, 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40207. Online condolences can be expressed at: alexanriafh.com