Samuel "Sam" Lawrance Proctor, 82, of Shelby, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at home.
Born in Rutherford County, on February 23, 1939, he was a son of the late Sam Proctor and Marcella "Sillar" Catherine Lovelace Proctor. He was retired from Doran Textiles and was a member of Mt Sinai Baptist Church. Sam also served in the US Army.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a daughter, Renee Catherine Proctor; great-granddaughter, Abigail Grace Hendrick; and brother Robert Proctor.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Rebecca "Becky" Putnam Proctor; son, Samuel Dale Proctor of Morganton; daughter, Deborah Proctor Hendrick and husband, Keith; brother, Dewey Proctor of Smithfield, VA; three sisters, Reba Toney of Morganton, Willie Proctor of Newport News, VA and Mary Helen McCurry of Shelby; two grandson; Justin Craig Hendrick and Jerry Keith Hendrick, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Allyson Marie Gantt, Lily Grace Hendrick and Emma Gail Hendrick.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home, Fallston.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Trexler officiating.
The burial will follow the service in the Cleveland Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Mt Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt Sinai Church Rd, Shelby, NC 28152.
A guest register is available at www.stameytysingerfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.