Dr. Eugene Clemson Proctor, age 91, died September 20, 2012, following an illness.
Dr. Proctor was born in Conway, South Carolina, a son of the late Clemson and Gussie Elnita Vaught Proctor. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Conway where he had been a deacon and past Chairman, and a Sunday School teacher. He earned an undergraduate degree from Furman University and a postgraduate DDS degree from Emory University. Dr. Proctor was a member of the Board of Trustees at Furman University for 25 years and served as Chairman of the Board for six of those years. He was also a past member and Chairman of the Executive Committee at Furman. Dr. Proctor practiced dentistry in Conway for 40 years and was a member and past President of the Pee Dee Dental Society, member and past President of the South Carolina Dental Association, and a member and past President of the South Carolina Board of Dental Examiners. He served as a delegate to the American Dental
Association for six years and was a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. In 1970, and again in 1972, Dr. Proctor organized and led a delegation of dentists on trips to Europe and the Soviet Union under the auspices of the People-To-People Program, to study dental care abroad. He was accompanied by his wife, Louise, on these trips. Dr. Proctor was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Dental Corps. He was a member of various community organizations over the years, including the Pee Dee Boy Scout Council, the Conway Chamber of Commerce, and American Legion Post 111. He was also a member of the Conway Rotary Club for 66 years and received the Rotary Distinguished Service Award in 1982. In 2002, Dr. Proctor was elected to the Conway High School Hall Of Fame by the Conway High School Educational Foundation. Dr. Proctor was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Margaret Louise Moffett Proctor. Surviving are three sons: Lawrence Eugene Proctor of Conway, Douglas Carlisle Proctor (Margaret) of Indian Trail, NC, and Scott Clemson Proctor (Sharon) of Murrells Inlet, SC; one daughter, Carol Proctor Skipper (Larry) of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Dr. Edward LeRoy "Ed" Proctor (Birdie) of Conway; one sister, Dorothy Proctor Foxworth of Georgetown, SC; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and his very special caregiver for many years, Emma Parker.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, September 22nd at Conway First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Guffey officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, September 21st from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Memorials may be sent to Conway First Baptist Church, 603 Elm Street, Conway, SC 29526 or to the Eugene C. and Margaret L. Proctor Scholarship Fund at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville SC 29613.
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