Ralph Junior (Red) Proctor Class 1941

Branch of service U S Navy
Entered service
Birth 8/19/1921
Died 4/26/2007
Buried Brownsville Height Cemetery, Brownsville, MD



AUG. 19, 1921-APRIL 26, 2007

BROWNSVILLE - Ralph Junior "Red" Proctor, 85, of Brownsville, Md., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Washington County Hospital.
     Born Aug. 19, 1921, in Weverton, Md., Red was the son of the late Ralph A. and Elizabeth Barger Proctor.
     He attended Weverton Elementary School and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1941. Red was an avid baseball player from his youth into his early adult years. Although his baseball playing was interrupted by World War II, he returned to playing in 1945 and through this activity met his future wife.
     Red worked as an aircraft sheet metal mechanic at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown for 20 years and at the U.S. Naval Air Facility at Andrews Air Force Base for 17 years.
     He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Trinidad for two years. Red was a member for many years at Weverton Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher for 56 years, superintendent and as a member of the Board of Trustees. In recent years, he was a member of Victory Baptist Church near Boonsboro. He was a devoted Christian all his adult life and spent countless hours witnessing for the Lord and visiting the sick and shut-ins. He was a student of Moody Bible Institute and had studied under President Miles at Washington Bible College.
     He was a charter member of the Pleasant Valley Ruritan Club and was a member of Clopper-Michael American Legion Post 10 in Boonsboro.
     Red is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Harrison Proctor; two daughters, Dawn Proctor Deener and husband, Robert, of Boonsboro, and Nancy Proctor Alga of Brownsville and husband, James Alga; one son, Barry Lynn Proctor of Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren, Marissa Deener, Robert A. Deener and wife, Haley, Chasen Deener and Michelle Alga; one great-grandson, Aden Deener; one brother, James Proctor and wife, Doris, of Hagerstown; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
     He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Proctor Danner.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church. The Rev. Edward J. Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Brownsville Heights Cemetery.
     The family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bast Funeral Home, Boonsboro