Age: 75 Address: Byrd Branch Road, Burnsville, North Carolina Date of Death: Saturday, January 4, 2014 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: William B. “Bill” Proffitt of Byrd Branch Road, Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, January 4th at St Joseph’s Hospital in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Vance and Matilda Buchanan Proffitt and the husband of Marie Byrd Proffitt, who died in 2000. He was also preceded in death by a son, William Dale Proffitt, who died in 1979 and, two brothers, Samuel Vance Proffitt, Jr and Thomas Edward Proffitt. Bill was a US Air Force Veteran, member of Sgt. E. L. Randolph, Chapter 57, DAV and a retired employee of NC Department of Corrections. He enjoyed collecting coins, antique guns, and pocket watches.
Surviving are a son; Rodney Proffitt and wife Kimberly and grandson Alexander ‘Little Buddy’ Proffitt all of London, Ohio; a sister: Betty Jean Lavagnino of Great Falls, VA; two brothers; Bob Proffitt and wife Wanda and John Proffitt all of Burnsville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held in the Leila Buchanan Cemetery at Glen Ayre. Military graverites will be conducted by Sgt. E. L. Randolph, Chapter 57, DAV. The family will receive friends from 9 until 10:30 AM, Tuesday, prior to the service, at the funeral home and at other times will be at the home of Bob and Wanda Proffitt.
Memorial donations may be made to The Rathbun House, P. O. Box 5363, Asheville, NC 28813.
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