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Donald J. Proctor Sr.

April 25, 1939 — December 29, 2020


Donald J. Proctor Sr. of Warren passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 9:55 a.m. in his residence with his loving family by his side. He was 81.

Donald was born on April 25, 1939 in Ravenna, OH, the son of the late Edward and Helen Milton Proctor Sr.

He graduated from Ravenna High School.

Mr. Proctor was an active individual and after retiring from Kasier Warren in Georgia he went on to work in the Environmental Services Department at the Methodist Medical Hospital in Oakridge, TN for the past seven years.

Donald was very independent and loved traveling and exploring. He loved animals, especially his dog Chico who passed just prior to his loving companion. He was an avid scratch off ticket player and an occasional winner. Most importantly he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Donald was survived by his 2 children, Donald J. Proctor Jr. and his wife Theresa of Fredericksburg, VA and Marlene A. Proctor and her companion Michael Starkey of Warren; 3 siblings, Edwards Proctor Jr. of Texas, Dorothy Provitt of Warren, and Doris Stephenson of Warren; a granddaughter, Heather Craft and her husband Jonathan; 3 great grandchildren, Ella, Lana, and Mila Craft; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Lee Girty Proctor who passed in June of 2015; and 5 siblings, Robert Proctor, Virginia Taylor, Francis Carson, Evelyn Weber, and Katherine Sims.

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At Donald’s request a private service will be held to honor and celebrate his life.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.

Arrangements are entrusted to the WM Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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