US Marine Corps

Herbert Lee Proctor

August 20, 1939 ~ April 29, 2022 (age 82)


Herbert Lee Proctor Sr., age 82, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri passed away due to heart complications on Friday April 29, 2022, at Barnes Hospital in Saint Louis. MO.  

Herbert, son of the late Irene Smith and the late Lloyd Proctor was born on August 20, 1939, in Romulus, MI. Herbert graduated high school from Romulus High School in 1956. Immediately after graduation, Herbert joined the United States Marine Corps, attending basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, CA. Herbert proudly served ten years in the Marine Corps as helicopter crew chief before being honorably discharged. Herbert worked as an electrical engineer for Cross Company, a manufacturing company based in Detroit, MI until retirement. During retirement, Herbert spent his time working with the Yankee Airforce restoring historical aircraft at Willow Run Airport in Van Buren Township, MI, and spending time with his family.

Herbert is survived by his son Herbert Lee Proctor Jr.; brother, Richard Sumner; grandchildren, Kenneth Proctor Jr., Kacey Proctor, Stacy Edgar, Joseph Proctor, Ryan Proctor, and Cody Proctor; great grandchildren, Kenlee Edgar, Haylee Proctor, Taylor Proctor, Piper Proctor, Caleb Proctor, Mason Proctor, Lincoln Proctor, and William Proctor. 

He was preceded in death by his mother Irene Smith and father Lloyd Proctor; two brothers, Jack Stephenson, and David Stephenson; three sisters Mary Jean Spelich, Ilene Bracey, and Betty Jan Pelton; one son Kenneth Proctor Sr. 

A memorial service will be held at the City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, MO on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM with full military honors, to celebrate the life of Mr. Proctor. 

Cotrell Willow Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Herbert Lee Proctor Sr. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to SSgt Eric Summers Marine Corps League Detachment 1473 in Poplar Bluff, MO.

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Memorial Service
May 7, 2022

1:00 PM
Poplar Bluff City Cemetery
1901 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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