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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Indiana's George Proctor Passes Away

Friend and Brother George E. Proctor passed to the Celestial Lodge on Tuesday. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

The obituary from today's Indianapolis Star:

George E. Proctor, 67, Plainfield, passed away April 20, 2010 in his residence. Born October 24, 1942 in Richmond, KY, he was the son of Ralph and Elizabeth George Proctor. He received his bachelor and master's degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He married Debra Sindlinger on June 29, 1974 in Plainfield. Mr. Proctor has been the Executive Director of the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation since 1993. He was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church and the Plainfield Masonic Lodge #653. He formerly taught English and Speech in Kentucky and Bloomington South High School. He was employed as human resource director at Farm Fans, Inc. in Beech Grove and at PK USA in Shelbyville, IN. At the time of his death he was Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Lexington Shriners Hospital for Children where he served 11 years on the board of directors. He was a Past Commander in Chief of the Indiana Consistory of the Scottish Rite and was named a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason in Boston in 1993. George was also a member of St. Luke Lodge in Franklin, IN and a member of all three York Rite bodies. He served as Potentate of Murat Shrine in 2009. Other Masonic affiliations included office of Chief Adept of the Indiana Societas Rosicrusiana In Civitatibus Foederatis, National Sojourners, Order of the Eastern Star, Allied Masonic Degrees, Royal Order of Scotland, and Indianapolis High Twelve Club. Survivors include his wife Debra Proctor, sons Andy Proctor and Matt Proctor. Services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in the Plainfield United Methodist Church with the Reverend Ted Blosser officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Plainfield. Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 pm on Friday, April 23, 2010 in the church, with a Masonic service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Lexington Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington KY 40502-1298. Online condolences may be made at: bakerfuneralservice.com

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