Proctor, Charles Daniel
Charles Daniel Proctor, 86, of New Market, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his home. Charles was born October 6, 1926 to the late Charles Roy and Laura Tebbetts Proctor. He was a World War II
veteran and was a part of one of the first troops to occupy Japan before any papers were signed. Charles went on to be a silver miner in Idaho, which later led him to live near Fairbanks, Alaska for 9 years. While in Alaska, he attended the College of Alaska and founded the Cache Creek Gold Mine near Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. He later worked for 30 years with the AT&T Long Lines division in New York, until he retired in 1982, and he then relocated to New Market, VA. Charles will always be known for the dedication he had toward his family and his funny sense of humor.
Charles was married in 1955 to Odile Sheridan Proctor, who survives. He is also survived by his son, Daniel Charles Proctor and wife, Linda of New Hampshire; daughter, Odile Marion Heisel and husband, Mark of Stuarts Draft; two sisters, Ruth Westerfield and Joan Hickey, both of New Jersey; and four grandchildren, Marc Heisel, Philip Heisel and wife, Anika, Ethan Proctor, and Samuel Proctor. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his infant son, Charles Daniel Proctor.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg. Burial will follow at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, in memory of his son, Charles Daniel Proctor.