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Chris Proffitt, age 22, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away August 26, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on March 10, 1990 in Johnson City, TN to Joe Proffitt and Sonya Nelson Proffitt.
Chris was employed as a millwright for Kellog, Brown & Root. He enjoyed four wheeling.
Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and grandmother, Thomas ‘Tom’ Proffitt and Lavonda Tester Proffitt and his maternal grandfather, Sam Nelson.
In addition to his parents, Chris is survived by his sister, Jennifer Proffitt; grandmother, Carolyn Lowe Nelson, several aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.
The family received friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Mountain City Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service following at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Shannon Courtner officiating. Graveside service and interment was on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Reece Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jonathan Hedrick, Matt Roark, Josh Hodge, Ernie Hodge, Matt Jones and Allen McNeil. Honorary pallbearers were Chaz Kelley and members of Doe Valley Fire Department.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 256 William Hawkins Ln., Mountain City, TN.
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The family of Christopher Samuel Proffitt has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.