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Johnny James Proffitt


1941 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Johnny James Proffitt Obituary
Johnny James Proffitt was born August 10, 1941, and passed away at his home with his family on Thursday, April 19, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his only son, Johnny Proffitt Jr.; by his father, H.J. Proffitt; mother, Tommy Proffitt and aunts, Bonne and Patty; his sister, Donna Proffitt-Dominguez passed three days later on April 22, 2012.
Johnny is survived by his daughter-in-law, Tammy; one granddaughter, Jayna Lynn Proffitt; two nephews, Vernon Chris Christie and wife, Kim and Paul G. Christie and wife, Sharon. He had nine great nieces and nephews along with eleven great great nieces and nephews.
Johnny retired from Fiat/Allis in Springfield, Illinois in 1990 and moved to Rio Rancho, NM, to be near his best friend and sister, Donna. He moved again shortly thereafter to plant him and his sons' family roots in Tucumcari, NM, where he retired from the New Mexico Highway Department and worked briefly for the Pacheco Trucking Company. Helping Donna move from Rio Rancho to Tucumcari and then their parents from Illinois to Tucumcari, the Proffitt family was together once again. Family was the most important thing to Johnny and he enjoyed visiting with them everyday of his life. He and Donna were best friends. Some say they had an almost telepathic relationship. If one was in distress, the other one knew it and would call to ensure their safety. They laughed and shared jokes with each other all the time. Other than his friendship with Donna, the hobbies he enjoyed the most was touring on his motorcycle anywhere he could, any chance he got and enjoyed Tennessee Jack Daniels while dancing with the ladies.
John is remembered as a kind and giving man. He was alway there to help anyone in need. He was very compassionate and always tried to make people smile by telling them a joke or two. We will miss his kind blue eyes, big smile and even bigger heart. May God Bless the Proffitt family as they are reunited for the last and final time with our Father in Heaven.
A celebration of Johnny's life will be conducted on Thursday, April 26, 2012, beginning at 2:00 PM in conjunction with the Celebration of his sister's life Donna, in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM, 575 461-3815.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Apr. 25, 2012
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