Frank Alvin Proffit

January 01, 1933 - March 06, 2011

Frank Alvin Proffit, of Washington, D.C., was born on January 1, 1933 and was the youngest of 13 children. He went to be with our Lord on March 6, 2011 at 6:10 a.m. Mr. Proffit was staying at the Thomas House Rehabilitation Center in Washington, DC while battling cancer. Frank was the son of the late Getter and Alberta Proffit of Floyd, VA. Their family farm was located on Cannady School Road, Floyd, VA. Frank was a 1951 graduate of Check High School in Check, VA. After high school, he went into the United States Army and served for four years. Two years of which were served in Korea. When he returned home to the family farm in Floyd, he decided to go to Washington, DC to seek employment and stay with his sister Blanch Joner. He found employment in the American Security Bank where he worked for five years and was then laid off. His second job was with the Balman Printing Company. When he heard the Washington Post had a job opening he applied and was hired in as Mail Room Personnel and then as an Inserter. He was later promoted to Dispatcher and then Platform Supervisor. He retired in 1995 after fifteen years of service. He was preceded in death by sisters, Blanch Joner, Dalie Lantz, Roxie Nichols, Pearl Guilliams, Marie Thomas, and brothers Luther Proffit, Elbert Proffit, and Mallie Proffit. He is survived by three sisters and one brother-in-law: Margaret Jones of Roanoke, Frances Martin of Floyd, Helen Atkins and husband, Richard of Elliston; and one brother and two sisters-in-law: James and wife, Frances Proffit of Floyd, and sister-in-law, Steller Proffit of Roanoke and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Randy McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday after 4 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6-8 p.m. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd.

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