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Donald Jerry Proffitt
FORT WORTH – Jerry Proffitt, 70, passed away peacefully at home with family on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.Memorial service: 10 a.m. Thursday, February 6, Trinity Episcopal Church. Memorials: in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South, Fort Worth, Texas 76109. Jerry was born in September 8, 1943, in Bluefield, West Virginia, to Louie Edward and Virginia Mae Baldwin Proffitt, but was raised in High Point, North Carolina, where he graduated from High Point University. He was a career educator, marketing educational products and teaching in the classroom. He was a true Renaissance Man, pursuing interests in music, art, literature, science, math, languages, history, and theater. He retired from teaching in 2006, but remained a lifelong learner, studying Latin as well as preparing study guides and learning materials for students. He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, in particular, the Education For Ministry program and the Cursillo Movement. Survivors: wife Sally Pruett Proffitt, daughter Elizabeth Proffitt Johnson, son-in-law David Johnson, and grandson Samuel Johnson.
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  1. Sally,
    My prayers and my commitment to be with you on this journey through grief are certain. Jerry was a loving, loyal,(of course, liberal 🙂 and a wonderful source of laughs to keep us all light hearted. He blessed me in many ways. I only wish I had made more time to draw from his wit and wisdom.
    The good news for Jerry is…He is at peace in the presence of Jesus as he so clearly declared when he began this challenging journey. Sally, as you journey forward through the days ahead, please know I am a phone call and a 3 minute drive away. I loved Jerry and I love you : ) Tricia

  2. Sally,
    We are very sorry to hear about your loss. We have been friends for too long so your loss is ours as well. If you need anything please feel free to let us know. God bless his soul.

    Pete and Lucy

  3. My Dear Ms. Proffitt,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. I did not know him, but I know he was a wonderful man…he had you…a wonderful and sweet person to share his life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family:)


  4. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and offer love and support to you in the challenging days ahead.

  5. So Sorry to hear of Jerry”s Passing, My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family……..I’m his aunt Mollie’s daughter,,,,,,Sandy,,I had the chance of talking with him on the phone, but never got to meet him……I remember my mom talking about him alot,.,and how great he was……

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