Rev. Firg Anderson Proffitt, 92, of Oceana, WV went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday November 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 27, 1927 in Simon, WV a son of the late Herman and Cora Blankenship Proffitt. He was of the Pentecostal Faith and attended Family Praise and Worship Center, he was a minister for over 63 years and was pastor of several Pentecostal churches. Firg’s favorite color was red, he loved to garden, grow flowers and travel to Tennessee. He loved his cat Baby and his chickens.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by Sadie Kenneda and Wirt Blankenship who raised him; his first wife Louise Cline Proffitt; his second wife Rosetta Mae “Rose” New Proffitt; his daughter Josephine Preece, grandchildren Yolanda Childers and Duke Morgan; his great grandchildren Cory Morgan, Peyton Childers and Brayden Lester; son-in-laws Winifred and Larry Dean; step daughter-in-law Elaine; and his siblings Shorty, Essie, Frankie, Kenny, Bobby, Randall, Gilbert, Vennie, Dolly, Benjamin, Marie, Claude and Clell.
Survivors include four daughters Dianna (Powell) Morgan, Pauline (Alvin) Kennedy, Lawona Preece, and Patty (Larry) Morgan; a son Ricky (Brenda) Proffitt; his siblings Corrine Thompson, Burns Osborne, Wilma Cline, Hazel Conn, Thelma Massey, Jay, Hobert, Allen, Jonathan “Nub” and Lonnie Blankenship; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; and twenty-one great great grandchildren; step children Jimmie (Shirley) New, Joe Dale (DeAnna) New, Lillie (Walter Glenn) Hatfield, Bobby (Nancy) New, Charlene Hankins, Troy (Ruth) New and Teddy New; eighteen step grandchildren; twenty-six step great grandchildren; four step great great grandchildren; special neighbors Gary and Angie Philpot and Geraldine McKinney and family; and a host of other loving family and friends.
Funeral service will be held at 12 pm on Wednesday December 2nd in the Chapel of Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV with Rev. Larry Morgan and Rev. Tommy White officiating and Steve Brown ministering in song. He will be laid to rest in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather with the family from 5-9 pm on Tuesday December 1st at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Gary Philpot, Jerry Cobb, Jeff Hood, Steve Brown, Wayne Bailey and Shawn Bowman. Honorary pallbearers are Rev. Jerry Cook and Rev. Timmy Brewster. Special thanks to Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Dr. Rahim and staff.
The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.