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Jackie Bruce Proffitt, 60, Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Laughlin Hospital in Greeneville, TN. He was a Johnson County native. Jackie was preceded in death by his father, Dana Bruce Proffitt., of Butler, TN. Jackie was a member of the Butler Baptist Church. He had worked for Summers-Taylor for 26 years.
Jackie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Jean Reece Proffitt. His mother, Beulah Greer Proffitt Carr, Elizabethton. His Children: Teri Lynn Proffitt, and Cori Jean Proffitt Davis and husband Robbie, all of Elizabethton. Six Grandchildren: Matthew Proffitt, Blaize Davis, Justin Davis, Macey Davis, Gabriel Davis and Zoey Davis. Five Sisters: Norma Jean Eldreth, Mountain City, TN, Linda Kay Hopkins and husband, Allen, NC, Jean Lowe, Mountain City, TN, Judy Brockwell(his twin sister) and husband Donald, Elizabethton, Nancy Matherly and husband Harold, Elizabethton. Brother: Jerry Keith Proffitt, Elizabethton. Mother-in-Law & Father-in-law Beulah and Harold Allen, Lenoir, NC and Brother-in-law, James Lee Allen, Lenoir, NC. Special Aunts: Dorothy Greer, Norfolk, VA and Lucille Jenkins, Mountain City, TN. Several special Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Funeral Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Willie Campbell officiating. Graveside Service and Interment were at 1 p.m. Sunday in Scalf Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Ronnie Guinn, Rick Guinn, Chris Reece, Robbie Davis, Matthew Baird, Martin Martinez, Joey Guinn and Timmy Guinn. Honorary Pallbearers were: Billy Chandler, Harold Matherly, Donnie Brockwell, Homer Shell, Ronnie Little, Michael Murphy, Jimmy Jenkins, Ray Jenkins, John Dugger, Wayne Lunceford, Kevin Potter, Robbie Baird, Dr. Prince, Laughlin Wound Center and ICU, and Summers-Taylor Employees. The family received friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also visit with the family at the residence. Condolences may be e-mailed to [email protected]
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Proffitt family.