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.