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Donald "Don" Roe Proctor

September 24, 1936 May 16, 2020
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Obituary – Donald Roe Proctor

Donald Roe Proctor, age 83, of Osceola, Iowa, died at the Clarke County Hospital in Osceola on May 16, 2020. He was born to Herman Morse and Bertha Isabelle (Byrant) Proctor on September 24, 1936, at Davis City, Iowa.

Don grew up and started school in Davis City, Iowa. The family moved to Garden Grove, Iowa where he graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1955. On June 12, 1955, he and Carmon Carol Adair were married at Woodland, Iowa. They were blessed with one daughter, Debbie.

Don started learning the plumbing trade from Boyd Southard in Humeston, Iowa. He and Carmon owned and operated Proctor Hardware in Garden Grove for about 10 years before selling and moving to Humeston, Iowa to buy the Gambles Hardware Store, later renamed Proctor Hardware. They closed it and sold out in 1989, retiring to Ormond Beach, Florida. They moved back to Iowa in 1996, to be closer to family, buying an acreage southeast of Leon. In 2015, they left there to downsize into an apartment in Osceola.

When Don retired, he enjoyed woodworking. He made beautiful pieces of furniture and nearly anything anyone asked him to make.

Preceding him in death were his parents. Those who will miss him most are his wife, Carmon Proctor of Osceola, Iowa; daughter, Debbie Leeper and husband, Ron, of Des Moines, Iowa; grandsons and their wives, Greg and Hillary Leeper of Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Ryan and Joy Leeper of Sandown, New Hampshire; great grandchildren, Abby, Anna, Evangeline, Jacob, and Henry Leeper; siblings, Diane and Larry White of Garden Grove, Dave and Carol Proctor of Davis City, Dale and Darlene Proctor of Emerson, Iowa, and Doris and Burl Tranbarger of Gallatin, Missouri; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Graveside funeral services will be held at the Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Iowa, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, with grandson, Rev. Greg Leeper officiating. Burial will be in the Garden Grove Cemetery, Garden Grove, Iowa. Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.

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11:00 AM 5/20/2020 11:00:00 AM
Garden Grove Cemetery

Garden Grove, IA 50103

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Garden Grove Cemetery
Garden Grove 50103 IA
United States

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Garden Grove, IA 50103

Garden Grove 50103 IA
United States

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