Ben Procter

Fort Worth, Texas

1927 - 2012


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Ben Procter, 85, emeritus professor in history at Texas Christian University, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please...

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I was one of Dr. Procter's students at TCU and did his grading for 2 years while in graduate school there. I later taught history and used his outline of American History quite a bit down through the years. I remember having great conversations with him and Congressman Jim Wright (who later became Speaker of the House). I did not know of Dr. Procter's passing until 3 years after he had died, and I am very saddened by the fact I was not at his funeral. He was a very good man and the world is...

I will always be able to say, "Dr. Ben Proctor...I Knew him". The best history professor I ever had. He taught me to think and he taught me what was important. Mrs. Proctor and Ben we will miss him.

Ben Proctor was among the best professors I had in a long educational career. He taught me to think, not merely to relay information. I also played some handball and basketball with him. I was most always in awe and respect of him.

So sorry to here this news....And I would love to see you again Ben.

I have so many memories of him. All great people have red hair!

Dr. Proctor was my teacher and mentor. I saw him several times for lunch during Ministers Week in the past few years and treasure those visits. My sincerest sympathy goes out to his family. He will always be a part of my life. I graduated from TCU in 1964 and took both sections of American history from Dr. Proctor.

Ben Proctor was a TCU legend. We will not see the likes of him again. Such a fine fellow, quick wit and distinguished teacher.

I met Ben and his wife, Phoebe, in 1984. We stayed in touch on and off after that. He was always very helpful, very encouraging to me, an independent scholar who didn't have a lot of friends in academic circles. Ben never stood on such formalities. He was a gentleman and a scholar, and he'll be sorely missed.

Taylor Coffman, San Luis Obispo, California

My thougts and prayers go out to Famly, Friends, and the other almost 10,000 students. We will miss Dr. Proctor no matter how long ago we graduated.