OBITUARY

William Junious Proctor

August 31, 1930September 22, 2013
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William Junious Proctor, age 83, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his residence. Born in the town of Glen Alpine, NC on August 31, 1930, he was a son of the late Thomas C. Proctor and Hessie Jane Bledsoe Proctor. Mr. Proctor served in the U.S. Air Force 1st Radio Squadron during the Korean War conflict. He spent three years stationed in Japan breaking Chinese code and writing summaries of the enemy’s next day combat plans. Mr. Proctor was a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He was a founder of Astone Fabricators Inc. where he worked in several management positions. At his death he was Chairman of the Board of Directors. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening and traveling: having visited every state in the US, several Canadian Provinces and other countries as well.

A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, September 28th at the Derita Chapel of McEwen Funeral Service with Rev. Jake Butler officiating. The U.S. Air Force will present military honors.

Mr. Proctor is survived by his wife of 57 years, Laura Austin Proctor; two sons, Stephen Proctor and wife Lynn, of Morganton, NC, William Proctor and wife Marla, of Houston, TX; three daughters, Amy Detter and husband Michael, of Kannapolis, NC, Leanna Dunn and husband Lance, of Monroe, NC, Beth Van Kempen and husband Richard, of Albany, NY and four grandchildren, Taylor Goodman and husband Chris, of Salisbury, NC, Stephanie Proctor, of Concord, NC, Alexias Proctor, of Houston TX and Kayden Proctor, of Houston, TX.

Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care-Lake Norman 705 Griffith St., Davidson NC 28036, Alzheimer’s Association, The National Kidney Foundation or Glen Alpine United Methodist Church, 410 Linville Street, Morganton, NC 28655.

The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for all the assistance they received from Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville and the paramedics of Mecklenburg County MEDIC.

We also wish to recognize the caregivers who have made the past two years easier for Mr. Proctor; Poppy, Jodi, Mary, Annie and Helen.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Carol and JIm Fritzley

October 2, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of Bill our condolences go out to you Laura and your family. I always enjoyed my talks with him at the picnic and missed him this year. God bless you and your family Love Jim and Carol

Ellwood Phillips

October 2, 2013

My deepest condolences Laura and Family. It was always a pleasure and an interesting experience to talk with Bill at our Family events. God Bless and cherish the memories. A true Gentleman.
Ellwood

Robert Fay

September 30, 2013

I first met Bill in London, England on a Petrarch factory tour. Bill, Mike Watson and I spent several hours walking around London enjoying the sights. Bill was a true "gentleman" - soft spoken, honest, confident and though he didn't talk a lot, what he said was always interesting and thoughtful. His passing is a loss for many.

September 28, 2013

Laura and famiy ~ Our love and prayers go out to you during your time of grief. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you all the comfort that only He can give. Gayle and Harry Simpson, Christy and Nayla, Kim and Tatianna

September 27, 2013

I had the honor of meeting Bill Proctor when he brought his daughter, Beth to join my Girl Scout troop. He was a genuine gentleman who knew what he wanted and always stood his word. He was always supportive and helpful and became a true friend to me and my daughter. The world is truly better for the life of this gentle Giant. He will be missed. My prayers are with Beth and her family in this time of loss.

Juanita Craig

September 27, 2013

To Mrs.Proctor&Family, I'm Julia's niece Juanita. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr.P. He was such a sweet person,so kind and gentle. Thank you all for the time I spent in your home when my Aunt couldn't work. I'm praying for you all.

Robert E. Taylor

September 26, 2013

I arrived at the 1st RSM in north Japan two days before Christmas 1953. First Lt. Callahan introduced me to William Proctor, a tall, soft speaking, long nose guy from NC, who knew Mandarin Chinese -- really ? I was the new guy from Hq.- Traffic Analyst & Cryptography. Much to my surprise, we were soon a great team - unbelievable results. Bill came home - you know the rest. We kept in touch, Christmas, birthdays, new kids & etc, visits and 1st RSM reunions.

Thank you Laura and family for sharing Bill w/me. He was the brother that I never had.

If I could, to Bill I would say, "you done good, God was watching, rest in peace". Bob Taylor

Stephen Powers

September 26, 2013

32 years ago William and Laura Proctor gave me the chance I needed to help me grow up. They gave me a job, and shelter. With the kindness and guidance I was able to start my own life. I reflect on that time often. Mr "P" will be missed greatly, however always remembered.

Stephen Powers

September 26, 2013

32 years ago Mr and Mrs P helped me establish myself in Charlotte NC. They gave me a job and shelter. All these years later, I remember the kindness that was shown to me, and much support. Mr Proctor was a kind and honorable person. He will be dearly missed and always remembered.

Mark Goetz

September 26, 2013

What a joy and priviledge to know and do business with this forthwright, humble, hard working and honorable man. Connecting with people such as William is a truly rewarding part of life and business. We are all better for having met and known him. If we could all make a positive difference like William did, this world would much better off for it.

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