James Roscoe “Skip” Proctor


James Roscoe “Skip” Proctor, 77, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on September 22, 2015 at Symphony of Decatur.

Skip was born on September 16, 1938 in Decatur; son of Kenneth E. and Eugenia P. Proctor Howe. He married Janice Kay Coulson on August 10, 1968 in Decatur. She survives him.

Also surviving Skip are his daughters: Stephanie (Casey) Westen of Latham, and Jennifer Wallace of Bloomington; two sisters: Maxine Dorsey of Marana, AZ and Jeanne Febus of Bloomington; one brother: Dr. Richard Davis Howe of Bowling Rock, NC; two grandchildren: Kyle and Colton Westen. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, three sisters, and four brothers. 

Skip was a member of the United Methodist Church of Latham, Warrensburg Summit Lodge, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Decatur Lions Club, Latham Fire Department (50 years), assisted with sports in Warrensburg Junior High and High School, Milliken University, school bus driver in Warrensburg for 29 years and Mount Pulaski Schools for 14 years, Monticello Bus Service, Charter Bus for 33 years, and retired from AE Staley after 35 years of service.

A memorial service for Skip will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday October 11, 2015 at the Latham First United Methodist Church with Rev. Zoila Marty officiating. Burial of Cremains will follow services at Lake Bank Cemetery, Latham. 

Memorials may be made to the Family of James Proctor, Latham Fire Department, or the Springfield Ansar Shrine.