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James

Franklin

Proffitt, Jr.

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November 13, 2023

James Franklin Proffitt, Jr., age 74, of Covington, died November 13, 2023, at the Lewis-Gale Salem Medical Hospital.


James was born July 17, 1949, in Covington, and was preceded in death by his parents, the late James Franklin Proffitt, Sr., Frances Helmintoller Profitt; his beloved wife, Bonnie Taylor Profitt; one sister Barbara Menefee.


Frank was an active member of the Virginia National Guard, retiring after twenty-five years of service.  After working thirty-three years for the Covington Police Department, he retired as a Lieutenant. He was an active member of Edgemont Presbyterian Church where he served as a former Deacon.


Surviving is his son, Rusty (Charlotte) Proffitt of Richmond; a daughter, Shelly (David) Johnson of Covington; two brothers, Carson Proffitt of Covington, and David Fountaine of Tennessee; six grandchildren, Destiny, Jacob, Hope, Antonio Proffitt, Taylor, Abby Johnson; a special niece, Fran Arrington and her husband Sam; and a host of other family members.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Mr. Chris Fisher officiating. The family will receive friends after the service and other times  at 114 Cliffview Drive, Covington.


In following with his wishes, after the service his body will be cremated.


Arritt Funeral Home have been entrusted to handle the arrangements of Mr. Proffitt.


Online condolences may be shared with the family at arrittfuneralhome.com.

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Arritt Funeral Home

November 17, 2023 at 4:00:00 PM

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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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