Jack Proffitt

Jack Ray Proffitt

Wednesday, January 29th, 1941 - Saturday, February 8th, 2020
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Jack R. Proffitt, 79, of New Castle, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020.

He was born in Bluefield, WV, a son of the late William and Edith Lewis Proffitt and had been an area resident most of his life. He proudly served in United States Coast Guard and retired as a Senior Auditor with the Virginia Dept. of Taxation following over 30 years of service. Jack enjoyed farming, the outdoors and nature, but mostly the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret, Bill Jr. and Henry.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Nancy Loope Proffitt; son, Ronald R. Proffitt and his wife Kelly; three grandchildren, Abby Proffitt, Kara Proffitt and Brett Stone and wife Amanda; sister-in-law, Lou Loope Ramsey; brothers-in-law, James H. Loope and wife Lillian, William “Bill” Loope and wife Margie and John D. Loope and wife Judy. Jack is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends and neighbors.

The family would like to express their sincere thanks for the wonderful care given by the doctors, nurses and staff of Blue Ridge Cancer Care and Lewis Gale Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11AM, Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home, Salem. Pastors Sheldon Cosma and Cody Rader will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Cedar Lawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the funeral home. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 11:00am
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Sheldon Cosma
    Pastor Cody Rader
  • Interment

    Thursday, February 13th, 2020 |
    Thursday, February 13th, 2020
    Cedar Lawn Memorial Park
    5070 Cove Rd NW
    Roanoke, VA 24017
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Joseph G. Cummings

Posted at 09:55am
Having known Jack from National Business College days, I found Jack to be a most wonderful and dependable man. He was
always conscientious in all the tasks that were before him, seeing them through to a successful conclusion. I respect and appreciate the significant contributions he made to the early success of the District audit program. I trust you and your family will be blessed and comforted by all your memories in the years ahead.

May God richly bless and comfort you.

Joe Cummings

Charlotte Gates

Posted at 02:00pm
My deepest sympathy and all my love to you, Aunt Nancy, and family! My heart breaks for you all. Please know how much I love you and loved Uncle Jack! You are all in my prayers!

Nancy Kessler

Posted at 08:57am
So sorry for your loss. Love Nancy and Mike Kessler and Paula Garrison and The Alabama family
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Calvin Duncan

Posted at 07:39am
Nancy, our prayers go up for you and your family .Jack is in a better place and you know you will see him again and all will be perfect just because you and he loved god and trust in in his son . we love you Calvin and Patsy Duncan

Russell and Iris

Posted at 09:17pm
we are so sorry for your loss Ron.
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