Benjamin David Proctor

August 9, 1987October 8, 2012

PROCTOR, Benjamin David, 25, a Montgomery resident born to David Proctor and Robbin Fuqua, on August 9, 1987, went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2012. Ben was an active and devoted member of Taylor Road Baptist Church, where he was also a member of the choir. Ben graduated from Jefferson Davis High School in 2007, and won numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals in Special Olympics swimming, basketball, and softball. Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Fuqua, Jr., and his paternal grandparents, Raymond D. and Margaret C. Proctor, he is survived by his parents David Proctor and Robbin Fuqua; stepmother, Shana Proctor; sister, Rachael Proctor, stepsisters, Sarah-Rachael and Becca Murdoch; special friend, Linda Simonds; maternal grandmother, Frances Halcomb and her husband, Joe Halcomb; stepgrandparents, Ray and Regina Roughton; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. His Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 5-7 PM, at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home, followed by the Service of Celebration of Ben's Life on Friday, October 12, 2012, at 2 PM, at Taylor Road Baptist Church, with Rev. Andy Hepburn officiating. Interment will follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Ken Green, Michael Taylor, Keith Wilson, Steve Redding, Patrick Aitken, Jonathan Fuqua, Greg Taunton, and Emile Mattison. Honorary Pallbearers will be Will Horner and Ben's Alabama Special Olympics Teammates. Memorials may be made to Alabama Special Olympics or the Montgomery Association for Retarded Citizens (M.A.R.C.). Condolences may be offered at Alabama Heritage Directing.


  • Service of Celebration of Ben's Life Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Rich Gleason VU'81

October 9, 2013

My condolences to you and your family. Your son is an inspiration to many, may he rest in peace.

Lorenza Robinson

October 9, 2013


In our prayers as you remember the life of Ben.

October 28, 2012

Teresa Sanders

October 16, 2012

David, Shana and family, we were so sorry to hear about Ben. You and your family are in our prayers. We love ya'll.

Robert Whatley

October 15, 2012

I didn't know Ben personally, but I saw the deep love the Ben and his father had at church and and in worship. I couldn't help thinking with great joy that Ben was singing along with us this past Sunday night in worship.

Jim & Judy Hulsebus

October 15, 2012

Dear David, Shana and Family,
We cannot imagine the emotions you are experiencing right now. Ben was a very special and unique young man who made his presence known and made a difference in the lives of everyone who knew him. Please accept our sincere sympathies. You and your family have been in our prayers. The Lord knew that he placed Ben into the right home. Only He knows why he called him home so soon. God bless you all.

In Him,
Jim and Judy Hulsebus

October 14, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

October 13, 2012

I lost my father in March, but I can't imagine what it is like to lose a son. I hope you'll always cherish the times you shared supporting the Commodores, win or lose. Ben got to enjoy a bowl game, numerous NCAA tournament trips, and a College World Series. God bless you, and I hope you receive comfort in the fact that Ben is in the loving arms of our lord.

October 12, 2012

To the Proctor family:

I am a VU alum and dedicated Vandymania reader. I have met you both on occasion, always at VU sporting events. I have an autistic son, Hamilton, who loves the Dores. He is now 15. My oldest, Harris, who is gifted, just applied to VU.

Actually, he is not our oldest. We lost their older brother, Carter, two years ago. Thus, we know your pain, on every level.

I will miss your wonderful recounts of your times together, but treasure these memories. I know I will.

Jeff Melcher, Atlanta

Amy Blakeney

October 12, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about Ben. What a character he was, living life to its fullest and enjoying every minute of it. I have not seen you in years but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family in these difficult days ahead. May God wrap you in His arms and hold you there for comfort! Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

~Amy Blakeney