Rev. Russell Lee Proctor


Retired elder Rev. Russell Lee Proctor died April 17, 2012. He was 93 years old.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • Visitation is Friday, April 20, 2012, from 1 - 2 p.m. at Leeds UMC
  • Funeral Service is Friday, April 20, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Leeds UMC
  • Graveside Service will be Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery

Rev. Proctor was ordained an elder in 1960. During his ministry he served North Gadsden; Springville; Birmingham First (Associate); Leeds First;  Anniston First (Associate); McCoy; Sulligent; Midfield; and Sixty-Seventh St. UMCs.  He retired in 1985.

Bishop Will Willimon says, “We are grateful for the life and ministry of Russell Proctor.  He answered God’s call to ministry when he was a businessman.  He then led churches in our Conference for 27 years.  We are thankful for his service, compassion and leadership.  Our prayers are with his wife of 64 years Driscoll Bell Proctor.”

Please remember the Proctor family in your prayers.

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