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Robert Dean Proffitt, Sr.

July 7, 1936 — May 15, 2021

Robert Dean "Bob" Proffitt, Sr., 84, of Powhatan, VA went to meet his Lord and Savior on May 15, 2021. He was born July 7,1936 in Butler, TN, son of the late James G. and Faye D. Proffitt. He survived by his wife of 65 years Pansy Jamerson Proffitt; six children, Debbie (Bubba) Burgess, Robert (Nita) Proffitt, Jr., Tricia (Junior) Shephard, Kay Baughan, Faye (Don) Price and Sandy (Bill) Anderson; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Bob is preceded in death by his brothers, J.C. Proffitt and Ken Gregg and his son-in-law Richard Baughan. Bob Proffitt was a strong man of faith, a true family man, a lifelong farmer, a mentor to all his family, neighbors and friends. He was a member of Hobson's Chapel Church where he served as a trustee and Sunday School Teacher for over 30 years. He was a charter member of the Macon District Fire Department, served on the Powhatan FSA Committee and was Master of the Cumberland Lodge at one time. He loved his family, church and community and was well-known for his willingness to volunteer and to be of service to others. The Graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Memorial Garden Cemetery in Prince Edward County. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 6 PM - until - 8 PM in the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home in Powhatan, VA; face masks and social distancing is preferred. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bob's memory to the Hobson's Chapel Building Fund, and addressed to Hobson's Chapel Building Fund, C/O Debbie Burgess, 246 Cartersville Road, Cumberland, VA 23040.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

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3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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