CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Lee Thatcher Proffer, 91, died April 2, 2006, at the Lutheran Home.
Born Oct. 5, 1914, at Zadock, son of the late Archie Lee and Mayme Melvina Lewis Proffer, he spent most of his life in the Bloomfield area working as a farmer and an independent road contractor. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Bloomfield where he served as a deacon. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Italy during World War II.
On Oct. 29, 1943, he married Marjorie Minerva Quick who survives.
Other survivors include: one son, James Lee Proffer of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Mary Charlotte Johnson of Festus; and one grandson, Jason Michael Johnson of Festus.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Maxine Proffer Rampley.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Bloomfield with the Rev. Charles Hanna officiating.
Burial will be in North Antioch Cemetery near Bloomfield.