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Richard Proctor, 85, of Barlow, Ohio, went home to heaven on February 20, 2022. Richard was born October 29, 1936 in Barlow, the son of Frank and Grace Deming Proctor.
Richard graduated from Vincent High School in 1954. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Nelma Fortney Proctor, his son Steve Proctor and his sister Helen Adamson. He retired from DuPont after 35 years as an electrical instrument supervisor.
He is survived by his son Philip Proctor (Amy) of Fleming; his daughter Jill Frame (Keith) of Little Hocking; grandchildren: Josh Proctor (Kyra York) of Veto; Erica Barrow (Adam) of Little Hocking; Fleming’s Jacob Proctor; Jayla Lang (Jared) of Waterford; Fleming’s Colin Frame (Lindsay); great-grandchildren Aubrey Proctor; Ashton, Branson, Eliana, Jairus and Titus Barrow; Aubrionna Helmick, Brynnley Proctor, Hadley Lang and another great-granddaughter arriving in May; sisters Jean Jones of Marietta, Ann Paskalaides of Hernando, FL, Sheila Thomas of New Holland, PA and her brother Joe Proctor of Barlow.
He attended Barlow United Methodist Church where he had attended most of his life, River Church and Porterfield Baptist Church where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir and cantatas. He enjoyed woodworking, music, singing, photography, spending time with family and friends, and taking long car rides with his good friend Pat Pugh. He has always loved gardening. Many people have commented on the garden which has been in the same place on the family farm for 200 years.
Funeral mass will be Friday, February 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Barlow Methodist Church with interment to follow at Barlow Cemetery. The family will welcome friends at the McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Messages of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.Lankfordfh.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Barlow United Methodist Church.