Robert L. Proctor, age 81, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010, at a local nursing home. Bob was born on June 24, 1928, in Wallis, Texas, to John and Hattie Dusek Proctor. He graduated from Wallis School in 1945, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1945.
He married Dorothy Kocurek on June 21, 1947. Bob was discharged from the Navy in 1949 and Bob entered college at Sam Houston State Teacher's College. He graduated with honors in 1952. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree.
He got a teaching and coaching job at Clear Creek. After 10 years, he moved to White Oak where he was head basketball coach. He was also assistant track coach and football coach. He became principal in 1965. He became superintendent in 1981. He retired in 1993 after 41 years.
Bob belonged to Kappa Delta Pi, the Teacher's Association of Texas, National Teachers Organization, Texas Coaches Association, Texas School Administrators and many others. He was a long-standing member of Parkway Baptist Church.
Bob is survived by his wife, Dorothy Proctor; son, Robert Proctor and his wife Sylvia; sister, Johnnie Elizabeth Woehst; and grandson, Robert D. Proctor II.
Services will be Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Voss officiating. Interment will follow in White Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be today March 6, 2010, from 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkway Baptist Church in Longview.
Condolences may be offered at www.lakeviewfh.com