William “Will” Dale Proffitt, 57, of Graham, went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, June 19, 2014, in Graham.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the Graham Church of God. Burial will follow at Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Will was born Jan. 11, 1957, in San Angelo, to Hollis William and Fay Dell Calhoun Proffitt. He married Myrtle Elizabeth Davis April 5, 1991, in Graham.
Will’s passion at an early age was radio. He worked for KSWA in Graham for 34 years, hosting The Gospel Hour and the Graham Trading Post. In 1985, he hosted his own gospel music TV program called “Keep On Trucking” which aired all over Texas and Oklahoma. He received the first “Southern Gospel DJ of the Year Award”. Will wrote several gospel songs which were published. Later in life he worked at the Graham Walmart in the sporting goods department. He was a faithful member of the Graham Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Proffitt; sons Ronald Ray Westerman and wife Mary, Arlin Westerman and wife Heather, William Chad Proffitt and Phillip Matthew Maples and wife Alyssa all of Graham; sisters Margie Marie Barr and husband Ira of Graham, Brenda Ann Jones and husband Dick of Fort Worth; mother Fay Proffitt of Graham; 11 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Will was preceded in death by his father, Hollis William Proffitt; and his grandparents, John and Katie Proffitt and Albert and Mabel Calhoun.
Family visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to The Ministries of the Graham Church of God, 1417 Remington St., Graham, TX 76450.