01/27/10 Ernest E. Proctor

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    Ernest E. Proctor

    THOMASVILLE – Ernest Elzaphan Proctor, affectionately known as “Ernie”, was more than a memory-he was a living presence. Being a gentle giant of a human being for his family and all who knew him, Ernest possessed a solid foundation in Christ who lived in his heart. God was the Master of his life, ever-present in his calms and storms.

    Born December 4, 1935, to Bascom and Bertha Jones Proctor, Ernest knew in the 7th grade that his childhood sweetheart, Carrie Jean Kennedy, would have to slow down so he could “catch” her. The couple married on June 18, 1954, and devoted their lives to one another for 55 years. Ernest’s love of family magnified itself in three children, Rick Proctor and wife Melody, Steve Proctor, and Annette Proctor Poole and husband Robert (Bob). His spirit will live on in the lives of two loving grandchildren, Andrew Proctor and Megan Proctor. Ernest’s siblings include his brother, the late Gorrell Proctor and wife Kathy and a sister, Grace Powell and husband Harrell.

    Upon graduation from Hasty High School in 1954, Ernest worked at Silver Knit Hosiery, Old Dominion Freight Lines, Western Carloading, and Fredrickson Motor Express. His retirement from management in the trucking industry in 1997 was only the beginning of Ernest’s influence upon the lives of others. In retirement, he delivered flowers and safely drove children and adults to their destinations. Ernest spent 13 years driving for the Davidson County Schools; his dedication and safety record earned him the title of Bus Driver of the Year in 2005-2006. The Wesleyan Transportation Ministries was graced by his talents for 12 years. Mr. Ernest was particularly fond of his precious four-year olds and always referred to them as his “babies”. An active member of Zion United Church of Christ, Ernest Proctor was committed to his faith. His 45 years of perfect attendance was evidence of God’s love in our troubled world. Like David, Ernest was a man after God’s own heart who lived his passion to obey God and trust in Him. A servant of humility, he was an inspiration to all. Deep gratitude is extended to Dr. George Sanders, Dr. Paul Coughlin, Dr. Sam Woods, and the staff at the High Point Cancer Center; to Mitchell Snow for the “private concerts” that helped ease his pain; and to the friends and family too numerous to name.

    A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. James Simonds, Rev. Allen West, and Rev. George Fidler officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Proctor will remain at the J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home in Wallburg until taken to the church 30 minutes prior to the service. The family will be at the funeral home in Wallburg on Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to HOSPICE of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262 and to Zion UCC, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville, NC 27360. In one instant on January 26, 2010, Ernest Proctor was completely healed and stepped into eternity with his Heavenly Father. Mr. Ernest, “May flights of angels take thee to thy rest.” On-line condolences may be sent to J.C. Green & Sons Funeral Home is a family owned business with a long rich heritage of serving Thomasville, High Point, Winston Salem and surrounding communities..


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    I worked with Ernie at Fredrickson Motor Express

    RIP Ernie
     

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