John W. Proffitt, 53, of Syracuse, passed away at 3:56 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, in Mason, West Virginia.
Born May 22, 1958, in Pomeroy, he was the son of Dixie Clark (Delbert) McCray of Roseville, Ohio, and the late Homer L. Proffitt, who preceded him in death on October 21, 2008. He was a student at the Carlton School.
In addition to his mother and step-father, he is survived by his brothers, Michael L. Proffitt, of Ozark, Alabama, Mark E. (Irish) Proffitt, of Syracuse, and Thomas B. (Marianne) Proffitt, of Pomeroy; his sister, Connie S. Metz, of Elizabeth, Ohio; and his maternal grandmother, Martha Clark, of Chester.
Also surviving are his aunts and uncles, James (Betty) Proffitt, of Portland, Chester (Stella) Proffitt of Lisbon, Ohio, Roy Proffitt of Racine, Faye Proffitt of Belpre, Ohio, Homer (Janice) Mills, of Syracuse, David (Kim) Clark of Chester, Roger (Linda) Clark of Brazoria, Texas, Jerry (Julie) Clark, of Lancaster, Ohio, Eleanor Bateman, of Buchtel, Ohio, Joann Proffitt, of Canton, Ohio.
In addition to his father, John is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Pearl Proffitt; and maternal grandfather, William Clark; and a nephew Paul Alley, Jr.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, 800 West Main Street, Pomeroy. Rev. Janice Danner and Rev. James D. M. Proffitt Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bicknell Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the John Proffitt Memorial Fund PO Box 677, Pomeroy, Oh. 45769.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensking.com.