James V. “Jim” Proffitt, 76, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, April 14, 2014.
He was born in McMinn County, grew up and lived most of his life in Meigs County.
He was a patriot who loved his country and served in the Air Force. He loved the Lord and all creations. He was a family man who was devoted to his mother, wife, daughter and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Emma Allene Proffitt; brothers: Phillip, Earl and Joe Proffitt; halfsister, Bernice; and grandchild, Seth Larson.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patsy (Clayton) Proffitt of Dunlap; daughter, Madeline Keener and her husband, Michael, of Soddy Daisy; stepdaughter, Marie Horton Larson, of Dunlap; brother, Ned Proffitt and his wife, Joyce, of Decatur; sisters: Lynn Chapman, of Harrison and Margaret Nye, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Lane Moore, Abigail Keener and Noah Keener, all of Soddy Daisy.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at Bowers Funeral Home, Inc. in Decatur.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the chapel of the funeral home with interment to follow in the Decatur cemetery.
His nephews will serve as pallbearers. Lane Moore will be honorary pallbearer.
Go to www.bowersfh.com and sign the guest book and offer your condolences.