Funeral service for Ezra Witt Proffitt, age 95, of Decatur, will be Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 1:00 p.m. at Yokley-Trible Funeral Home, Tompkinsville, KY, with Tim McHenry officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service. Interment will be in Isenberg Cemetery, Tompkinsville, KY. Shelton Funeral Home assisted the family with local arrangements.
Mr. Proffitt, who passed away Monday, July 30, 2018, at his residence, was born October 8, 1922, in Edmonton, KY to the late Claude and Gladys Proffitt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernetta Proffitt, one daughter, Connie Lucas, and his parents.
He is survived by his two daughters, Becky Noble (David) of Decatur, AL, and Janice Kay Bowman (Harlan) of Nashville, TN; son-in-law, Rick Lucas of Nashville, TN; one brother, Glenn Proffitt of Tompkinsville, KY; one sister, Leatha Maerene Bartley of Tompkinsville, KY; six grandchildren, Mike Lucas (Leah), Chris Lucas (Willow), Tim Lucas, Mandi Neal (Cammie), Whitney Bowers (Caleb), and Andrew Noble; eight great-grandchildren, Anna Lucas, Caiden Lucas, Summer Lucas, Kaia Lucas, Sativa Lucas, Bryson Neal, Evan Neal, and Zaylei Bowers.
Mr. Proffitt was a World War II Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper. He worked at Lexington Army Depot in shipping and receiving for 30 years. He was an elder at Paris Church of Christ in Paris, KY from 1969 to 1996, and a member of Mt. Gilead Church of Christ in Tompkinsville, KY from 1996 to 2016.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of The Valley, P. O. Box 2745, Decatur, AL 35602.