April 11, 1917 ~ October 25, 2003
Born in: Madison Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
EVERETT PROFFITT Everett Proffitt, 86, of 23 Shady Oak Drive, Asheville, died Saturday, October 25, 2003, at the Asheville VA Medical Center. Mr. Proffitt was born in Madison County and was a son of the late T.J. and Lula Rice Proffitt. He served in the US Army with the 24th Infantry and the 19th Infantry during WW II. He received the Purple Heart in the victory of Mindanao. He was a Mastor Sharpshooter and was a member of the NRA. He was a retired shop foreman with the City of Asheville. He is survived by his iwfe of 55 years, Erma Norton Proffitt; two sisters, Ida Mae Egar of Greeneville, TN and Faye Wilcox of Asheville, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chape of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Duckworth officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Buncombe County Veterans Council Memorial Team at Ashelawn Gardens. His family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.