Dale William Proffitt | PostIndependent.com

Dale William Proffitt

Dale William Proffitt, of Eagle County, Colo., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2002. He was 59.

Mr. Proffitt was born Nov. 25, 1942, in Kansas City, Mo., to Bill and Mary Proffitt.

He married Carol Sutton on Feb. 14, 1965, in Denver, Colo.

He moved to Eagle County in 1991 and worked for the American Gypsum plant, Arrow Propane and for the Colorado Department of Transportation at Bair Ranch Rest Area. Before moving to the area, Mr. Proffitt worked as a truck driver.

He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and was previously a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Commerce City, Colo.

Mr. Proffitt enjoyed hunting and fishing and just about anything nature had to offer. In his younger years he got his thrills racing stock cars at Lakeside Raceway.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by wife Carol Proffitt, of Gypsum, Colo.; daughters and son-in-law Pamela Patterson, and Tyrene and Joe Roach, all of Gypsum; son Damien Blackwell, of Gypsum; stepmother Audrey Proffitt, of Kansas; sisters Peggy, Barbara and Ronni, of the Prescott, Kan., area; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Thornton.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, Aug. 30, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 62 County Road 135 in West Glenwood Springs. A luncheon will be served at the church following the service.

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