Mr. Proffer spent most of his life in the Bloomfield area working as a farmer and an independent road contractor. He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Bloomfield and served as a deacon.
He served with the U.S. Army in Italy during World War II.
He is survived by Marjorie, his wife of 62 years; a son, James Lee Proffer of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Mary Charlotte Johnson of Festus; and one grandson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Maxine Proffer Rampley.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m on Monday, April 3, 2006, at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Rev. Charles Hanna officiating.
Interment will follow in North Antioch Cemetery near Bloomfield.