Larry  Proctor


Larry was born Dec. 5, 1946, in New Castle, a son of the late Louis Proctor and Eleanor (Ailstock) Lawton. He married Sherry Montgomery on Oct. 1, 1967, and they were married for over 40 years, having three children together.

Larry graduated from New Castle High School in 1965. He then went on to serve in the US Marines, serving in the Vietnam War. Larry was a Union electrician in IBEW 481. He was a member of Boone Lodge #9 F & AM and the Boone County Shrine Club. Larry had a huge heart and was always helping others. He had a great sense of humor. Larry's family was very important to him and he was a great dad.

Survivors include his children, Misty Gatewood of Lebanon, Brad (Tammy) Proctor of Lebanon, and Jason Proctor of Lebanon; grandchildren, Rachael Emmert, Travis Emmert, Kaylee Proctor, Kelsie Funk, Keian Gatewood, Dawson Gatewood, Jordyn Proctor, Makayla Huffer, and Kenton Proctor; great-grandchildren Quentin Emmert, Harper Alexander, and Riley Emmert; brothers, John, Eddie, Fred, and Dale Lawton; sister, Norma Lawton; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Lawton; and sisters, Judy Wolfe and Patty Lawton.

Family and friends will gather Mon., Apr. 8, 2019, for Military Honors at 5 p.m. and a visitation from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message.

Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Suite 1100 N, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Published on April 5, 2019
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3 posts

Shirley Rance
Apr 08, 2019
Thinking of Larry brings back so many good times with a group of great friends at the Legion. Miss those days. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Cousin Suzy Jones
Apr 07, 2019
It meant so much to us sisters to finally get to meet our dear cousin Larry and have such a wonderful visit with him and many of you precious family members. We had so hoped to do it again. He reminded us of his dad in so many delightful ways!
Norma Jean Burns
Apr 06, 2019
My deepest condolences to all his loved ones. It was one of my dearest joys to finally find and then meet my long-lost cousin and his family. May be rest in peace.