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Douglas K. Proctor

Douglas K. Proctor, age 64, of West Alexandria, OH passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 after a short, but fierce battle with cancer. He was born on November 15, 1956 to Thomas and Pearl Proctor. Douglas married his wife of 23 years, Kathleen Cannode, on November 6, 1997 in Gatlinburg, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Carolyn Proctor. In addition to his wife Kathy, he is survived by his 4 children: Jeremy (Chrystal) of Dayton, OH, Jon (Patti) of Carlisle, OH, Renée of Oxford, OH, and PFC. Joshua of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren: Braiden, Layne, Kaitlynn, Emma, and Owen; as well as his sisters Brenda Fortner of Hendersonville, TN, Carol (Phil) Reeder of Dyer, IN, and Sheila Proctor of Hendersonville, TN and his brothers Tom Proctor of West Alexandria, OH and Danny (Betty) of Eaton, OH; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Douglas worked at the Henny Penny Corporation for over 40 years as a QA Technician. After retiring, he enjoyed dolphin watching at the beach, fishing, growing massive tomatoes, creating computer programs, and “puttering around in his barn”. He also loved old country music, any old John Wayne movies, and most importantly, spending time with his family.  Family and friends are welcome for a graveside service at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 16, 2021 at Fairview Cemetery in West Alexandria, OH. Lindloff Zimmerman Funeral Home, West Alexandria, OH is assisting with arrangements. The family would like to express a special thank you to the Kettering Cancer Center and to Doug’s special nurse, Paula, who took excellent care of him during his chemotherapy treatments. Online condolence and other remembrances may be sent by visiting www.lindloffzimmerman.com

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Dear Kathy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Miss seeing you Kathy and hearing about everyone. Know this is a very difficult time. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Martha

Martha Frisby Jul 14 2021 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Doug on some highly analytical projects. He had a penchant for developing complicated computer data mining programs. He built some incredible reporting that allowed us to make informed decisions regarding product development and improvement. I, along with others probably got more credit than we deserved for Doug's amazing work.

What stands out most is that Doug wanted to do an honest days work and to go home to his family. He's had the kind of talent where you would tell him what you wanted and just get out of his way. He had a gruff and old school persona, but deep inside I knew he took a lot of pride in his work and he loved to be challenged. His mantra to me was that "I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to do a good job" and I would joke with him and tell him he had succeeded on all accounts.

Doug was a very talented person that I admired very much and I share in your loss and hope you find solace in time.

Andrew Shang Jul 11 2021 12:00 AM

I was fortunate to learn from Doug for many years in the QA Department at Henny Penny. He'd seemingly make it rough on me at times by helping me make an inspection program but then delete it. He'd say "now you make it." I'd get frustrated but was a great way to learn and retain it. He knew this although I wasn't enjoying it. Not only was he a patient mentor at work he was also a friend. He helped make work a fun place and I missed him after he retired. So sorry for your loss to Doug's family.

Ronnie Merrill Jul 10 2021 12:00 AM

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