Francis B. Proveaux, 70, of Crystal River, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home under the loving care of his family and Hospice of Citrus County. He was born July 28, 1943, to Fred and Daisy (Parrish) Proveaux in Charleston, S.C., and came here 50 years ago from Tampa. Francis was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a retired iron worker and worked for many years at the Crystal River Power Plants. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.
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He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Catherine; sons, Johnny Proveaux (Melissa) of Tampa and Jason Proveaux (Stephanie) of Port Richey; a daughter, Chanelle Tomlinson (Norm) of Odessa; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River with prayer services beginning at 3 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in Pelham, N.H. If so desired, the family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Citrus County. Arrangements are under the direction of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory of Crystal River.
Strickland Funeral Home
1901 South Highway 19
Crystal River, FL 34429
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 10, 2013