2008-01-22 / Front Page

Longtime auto dealer dies Friday

Richard Procter Longtime automobile dealer Dick Procter, 79, of Lampasas died Jan. 18, 2008.

Funeral services were Jan. 21 at First Street Church of Christ. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lampasas.

Mr. Procter was born April 4, 1928, in Little River, one of 10 children.

He was reared in Lampasas where he lived most of his life, graduating from Lampasas High School in 1947.

Mr. Procter served in the U.S. Army in Korea prior to attending the University of Texas at Austin.

During his two-year stint in the Army, Mr. Procter was promoted to master sergeant in the Heavy Mortar Company, 224th Infantry Regiment. After courageously putting out a fire in an ammunition bunker, he was awarded the Soldier's Medal for Heroism for saving many lives without regard to his own life.

He married Juanita Welch of Lampasas in 1956.

Mr. Procter owned Procter Motor Company in Austin and later in Lampasas. In 1976, he moved his family back to Lampasas where he was able to get back to his love of ranching.

He was a member of the Texas Exes, Masons, AMVETS and the VFW.

In recent years, Mr. Procter enjoyed taking his wife and children with him to the 224th Heavy Mortar Company reunions held in Las Ve-

Mr. Procter was an avid newspaper reader and an ardent fan of the Texas Longhorns. He also enjoyed television westerns and spending time on the banks of Sulphur Creek. He and his wife loved to travel.

Survivors include his wife of Lampasas; daughters Sami and husband, Rodney Kinsey, of Austin, Cindy and husband, George Goertz, of Bastrop, and Dixie and husband, Kerry McGrath, of Austin; sons Richard Procter and wife Jena, and Pepper Procter and wife Kellie, all of Lampasas; grandchildren Melissa Caston, Valerie Watts, Misti Kinsey, Rodney Kinsey, Haley Goertz, MaKayla Goertz, Sean McGrath, Ryan McGrath, Megan McGrath, Brendan McGrath, Jack Procter, Victoria Procter, Katie Procter, Paris Procter, Presli Procter and Maci Procter; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Castleman, of Canyon.

The family requested memorials be made to the Lampasas High School Alumni Fowler-Bozarth Scholarship Fund, 207 W. Eighth St., Lampasas, TX 76550, or to the charity of one's choice.

Arrangements by Sneed Funeral Chapel of Lampasas.

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