Kelly Weed was born in San Francisco in January 1961. At a young age the Weed family moved to Texas when his father was furloughed from the Army in 1963. The family spent two years on a 50 acre farm in the Piney Woods of Quitman Texas. Mrs. Weed, Kelly’s Mother became sick, and the family moved to Dallas so she could receive better care at BAYLOR hospital. Shorty thereafter, Mrs. Weed died when Kelly was 6 years old. The Weed family had located to Southeast Dallas where Kelly spent his academic years including graduating from H. Grady Spruce High School in 1980. Though high school he worked at Tom Thumb Grocery part time, and still achieved a 3.63 GPA.
Kelly worked as a salesman in the food industry for the next 20 years; with companies such as Albertsons, R. J. Reynolds, Nabisco, and Keebler Company. In 1996, Mr. Weed formed the Weed Property Management Company and has since grown to more than $4 million dollars in investment properties. Kelly sets his goal and looks forward to retirement at age 55.
The first impressions of Masonry came when friend, Bill Thomason; a three time past Master of Highland Park Lodge # 1150 invited Kelly to dinner at Edwin J. Keist Lodge. There Kelly met Mike Biddler, a Senior Steward at Keist and the Secretary of Louis Preister Lodge #1150, (one time named for Highland Park Lodge). Kelly continued to help in the kitchen and with serving meals. Soon Kelly asked for a petition and was received into Masonry. He was instructed by Brother Thomason, also member of Mesquite Lodge #928. Kelly worked through the degrees of Freemasonry to be raised on November 13, 1999 to the sublime degree of a Master Mason.
As a member of HP Lodge, Kelly has served in practically every position and all the chairs. He enjoys participating in all the Masonic Degrees. He became Treasurer (a paid salary) in 2010, waving any monetary salary to help HP Lodge’s finances during the downturn when the Grand Lodge could not make any returns on their endowments. Brother Weed pitched in to help oversee the sale of the lodge building and to help move of HP Lodge 4 times over the past 20 years. He contacted Blue Ridge Lodge and moved the lodge furniture to their facilities. Kelly has stepped forward and given monetary support to needy causes. Kelly is dedicated the
Masonry and to whatever Highland Park Lodge has a need for. He has personally matched funds for the Community Builder award recipient, donating in their name to the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.
Brother Kelly Weed has served as Pro-Tem (2002-2003) Worshipful Master and The Worshipful Master of Highland Park Lodge and continues to set a good example as a role model for new Masons traveling through their journey of Masonry.
Highland Park Lodge #1150 was proud to bestow the accolade of honor, The Golden Trowel Award, to Brother Kelly Weed in the year of 2013.
J. Darrell Kirkley, PM (2013)