Deacon George Raymond Proctor was born on May 29, 1944, in Worth County, Georgia—the namesake of his maternal uncle. He was the seventh child of Deacon Luther and Mother Jessie M. Proctor. He graduated from Lee County High School in 1962.
He served in the US Army from 1963-66 with a 1-year tour in South Korea. In 1968, he married Dr. Gloria Ward Wright. His civilian work began at the MacGregor Golf Club in Albany. He later enjoyed an illustrious 25-year career with the United Parcel Service.
He attended the elderly and indigent as the principal of Proctor Lawn Service. As a “chef extraordinaire,” he perfected southern delights such as baked beans, barbecue chicken and ribs, homemade vanilla ice cream, and venison.
He joined Litman Cathedral in 1992, and served under the leaderships of Bishop J.L. Litman, Sr., and Bishop A.F. Caldwell, Sr. He stewarded faithfully, and wholeheartedly, as Chairman of the Deacon Board and member of the Finance Committee, Men’s Fellowship, and the National HOGSIC Men’s Fellowship. Elder Michael and Lady Andrea White honored him with the 2009 Pastor’s Award and the 2013 Faithful Servant Award.
Besides doting on his family and friends, he most enjoyed interpersonal communication, car racing, family reunions, fishing, road trips, and caring for others, receiving the Head Start Volunteer Award in 2008. Deacon Proctor possessed an exuberant, strong, and engaging personality and was the “life of the party.” He was uniquely gifted with a passion for service and an acumen for sensing when people needed help.
He was a vigilant and tireless church leader, beloved brother, uncle, ready-mentor/advisor, and loyal confidant. Always with a joke on his heart, he touched countless lives through his compassion, servant-spirit, and generosity. A monument of Christian service, he is irreplaceable and is truly Heaven’s gain.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers: Deacon James A. Proctor and Steward Emory L. Proctor, and sister, Mother Alberta T. Jackson. He is survived by two sisters: Mother Georgia M. Hooks (Titusville, FL) and Mother Katheleen P. Roberts (Albany, GA); one brother: Mr. Luther Proctor, Jr. (Albany, GA); sisters-in-law: Mother Rachel I. Proctor (Waynesville, MO) and Ms. Carol Proctor (Atlanta, GA); granddaughter: Ms. Angelica Patterson; great-grandson: Landon Bateman; dear friend: Ms. Dorothy Patterson; adopted brother: Mr. Curtis Boyd; lifelong comrades: Elder Willie Lee Thomas, Mr. Walter Hall and Mr. Otis Moore; and many adoring nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, church family, and friends.
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