Bill was a very good friend of mine and he most certainly will be missed by those who knew him. He was a good and faithful Mason.
We became friends in 2000 when I was District Deputy Grand Master and he was Raised. Those 21 years or so sure went by fast.
William Anthony (Bill) Lins was born June 14, 1953 at Detroit, Michigan, and died Tuesday April 13, 2021 in Wharton.
He was a proud graduate of the Marine Military Academy and attended the University of Houston and Texas A&M University. He served with the Houston ISD, City of Bellaire, and City of Wharton Police Departments, and the Wharton County Sheriff’s Office.
He was the owner & co-founder of Glass Southwest in Wharton, Texas.
Bill was raised a Master Mason in 2000; was a Past Master of Wharton #621 and El Campo #918; was District Deputy Grand Master of District #32 in 2005; and served as District Instructor from 2006 until his death. He was awarded the Golden Trowel in 2008 and again in 2015 and joined the Houston Scottish Rite in 2011. He also previously served on the Rainbow Assembly #94 Advisory Board. In addition, he enjoyed fishing, motorcycle riding, football, and NASCAR racing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Larry, his stepmother, Ellie Purswell, and his eldest son, Bryan.