Chester William Proctor

C. ProctorServices for Chester William Proctor, 95, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Washington Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Proctor died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

He was born January 2, 1921, in Erie, Kansas, the son of John Benjamin and Kitty Culperna Meredith Proctor. He graduated from Erie High School in 1938.

Mr. Proctor served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, during WWII, was a prisoner of war for 5 ½ months and was awarded the Purple Heart medal. After his time in the service he began working in Parsons, KS at Commercial Publishers, learning to be a book binder. He continued his training in Kansas City, MO. In 1967, he and his wife started their own business “Proctor Bindery” in the basement of their home and was successful in becoming a craftsman of the trade, he eventually retired in 2000. Mr. Proctor enjoyed woodworking, crossword puzzles, and was a very active member with the First Central Church of the Brethren in Kansas City. He was also on the worship committee at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

He married Lorene Margaret Meanor of Parsons, KS, on June 13, 1944, in Lebanon, PA. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Roxane Fawl and husband Mike of Overbrook, KS; grandsons, Russell, Ben, Jonathan, and Matthew Fawl all of Overbrook; and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an older brother Earl Proctor, and twin brother Lester Proctor.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Presbyterian Manor’s Good Samaritan Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.