OBITUARY

James Lee "Jasper" Proffitt

January 7, 1931August 29, 2019
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James Lee “Jasper” Proffitt, age 88, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Pointe in Cedar Park where he resided. Born in Stephenville, Texas on January 7, 1931, Jasper spent his childhood in his favorite Texas town, Hico, where he will be buried. He also lived in various Texas towns (Levelland, Dimmitt, Lubbock, Ropesville, and Austin) before moving to his final residence in Cedar Park. Jasper and his wife Nell were faithful members of the Westover Hills Church of Christ for over 40 years where he served as a deacon.

During his life, Jasper worked in his father’s service station, farmed, worked as a construction superintendent and a maintenance man at a daycare facility. His final career, and probably his most favorite, was his work as an exterminator, first working for Research Pest Control then opening his own business as Jasper’s Pest Control. Jasper loved people, including all of his customers who often saw Jasper as an extended member of their family. When he ultimately had to retire because of mobility issues, he often said he most missed seeing and visiting with all of his many customers.

Jasper is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 70 years, Nell (whom he always teased of marrying at recess), his children Teena and her husband Chet Chidester, Bart and his wife Lisa, and Penny and her husband Mark Billingsley, and his foster daughter Glenda Turnbill. Further survivors include seven grandchildren: Christopher McDonald and his wife Julianne; Zach McDonald; Meghan Carlson and her husband Rachael; Jonathan Proffitt; Courtnie Stephenson and her husband Gary; Elizabeth McAnally and her husband Benjamin; Erica Lish and her husband William; eight great grandchildren with three more on the way. Jasper is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and other extended family. Jasper was preceded in death by a baby daughter, Valerie Jill, his parents Daniel Ras and Lena Letha Proffitt as well as a step mother, Hazel.

Funeral services and visitation will be Tuesday, September 3 at the Westover Hills Church of Christ at Steck and Mesa in Austin. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. The funeral service will start at 11:00 a.m. The interment will be at 10:30 at the Hico cemetery in Hico, Texas on Wednesday, September 4. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales, New Mexico.

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  • David Scarborough
  • Mark Betts
  • Ricky Mata
  • Zach McDonald
  • Chris McDonald
  • Jonathan Proffitt

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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