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Rev. Stephen D. Proctor

December 20, 2023

Rev. Stephen D. Proctor Obituary

     Rev. Stephen Dwain Proctor of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 20, at The Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green, Kentucky having attained the age of 72 years, 11 months & 11 days. He was born in Evansville, (Vanderburgh County) Indiana on Tuesday, January 9, 1951 the son of Robert Lee & Mary Lou (Stiller) Proctor. He was a class of 1969 Graduate of Boyd County High School, Attended Henderson Community College (U.K.), Received a B.A. at Murray State University & a Masters Degree in Divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. He was United in Marriage to Reta Karen Ford on June 30, 1973, having celebrated over 50 years of Marriage & ministry together. He was a United Methodist Pastor for 46 years Having pastored the following United Methodist Churches in Kentucky, Elm Grove, Tolu, Siloam, Hebron, Bethel, Carrsville, Mt. Pisgah, Livingston Chapel, Scott’s Chapel, Grove’s Chapel, Paradise, Beech Grove, Oak Grove, Mt. Zion, Lebanon Junction, Browder’s Chapel, Sacramento, South Carrollton, Hanson, Masonville, Highland Chapel, Burkesville First, Grand Rivers & Pisgah. At his passing he was a member of Lee’s Chapel in Albany, Kentucky. He was a Mason, Liked hunting, fishing, Guns, Fast Cars & J.F.K. assassination memorabilia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert Mark Proctor & John Wesley Proctor, his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Russell Burton “Bert” & Gwendola Fae (Arflack) Ford, brother-in-law, Robert Russell "Bobby" Ford.

     He is survived by his wife, Reta Karen (Ford) Proctor of Burkesville, Kentucky, Son, Adam Elon Proctor of Frankfort, Kentucky, daughter, Amisha Ann (& Jon) Riley of Burkesville, Brother, Matthew Dale (& Jerri) Proctor of Henderson, Kentucky, Grandchildren, Jeremiah Andrew (& Chelsea) Riley, Jacob Michael Graves & Haley Renee Graves, Nieces & Nephews, Jennifer Lynn Proctor, Mary Elizabeth Proctor, Stacey Lynn Fish, Stephanie Michelle Smith, Daniel Proctor, Andrew Lee Proctor & Meredith Kathryn Proctor.

     The Funeral service was conducted on Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. C.S.T. at The Corydon Methodist Church, 331 6th street, Corydon, Kentucky with burial to follow in the Corydon Lions Cemetery. Officiated by Bro. David Stearns and obituary by Mark C. New. Casket bearers were Andy Proctor, Scott Smith, Nate Fish, Kerry Dame, Dennis Thomas, and Jon Riley. 

    Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.

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