June 3, 1944 ~ January 10, 2021

Born in: Drakesboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Dorothy Proctor, 76, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at her home. She was born in Drakesboro, Kentucky on June 3, 1944 to the late Charles and Louise Hoops Arnold. Dorothy was a homemaker and a member of Grace Chapel Church of God. She loved everyone she met, to know her was to love her, she made the best banana pudding, loved southern gospel music, yard sales, and thrift store shopping.

Along with her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, James Proctor, in 2016; her siblings Eva Lipinski, Wanda Sprague, Linda Reynolds, Calvin Arnold, Sue Shivley; and many other loved ones.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Karen (Joseph) Eylicio, Tammy (Keith) Leachman, John Wootton, Anita (Rob) Crisp, all of Owensboro, Peggy (Ralph) Willis, of Utica, and Lora (Larry) Henderson, of Houston, Georgia; 16 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; her siblings, James (Nancy) Arnold, of Georgetown, Brenda Bidwell, of Owensboro, and Maxine Louden of Richland, Indiana.

A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Proctor. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Dorothy Proctor and sign her virtual guestbook by going to

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  1. Anita and Family: We are so sadden to hear of the passing of your beautiful Mother. She will always hold that special place in your hearts. We have had the opportunity to hear the songs, share in her adventures to the Mountains and see her love on and care for her Family. You could always see the Love of the Lord in everything she attempted to do and how she enjoyed life. Be happy for her through the hurt of not being visible, for she is no less there living in the hearts of each life she touched, each prayer she prayed and every song she sang. Find comfort in knowing Dorothy is where she desired to be; Resting in the Arms of the Almighty. May the communion of the Holy Ghost comfort you and your family.

  2. Brenda , I’m so sorry to hear of your sisters passing . You and your family will be in our prayers!!

  3. I am honored to have knowm such a sweet precious soul. I will always cherish her hugs she gave me when i saw her at Grace Chapel and how she always had a smile
    Prayers for the family!

  4. I will miss my dear friend Dorothy. She was a lovely and kind person who is now at home. Prayers and thoughts are with her family, most especially Nita and Rob. Dorothy loved all her family and told me so many times. She is in Heaven now. Pat Hoskins

  5. Aunt Dorothy will be so missed she was the absolute best! I have so many awesome memories of her growing up.. Was blessed to call her family. Love πŸ’˜

  6. Heaven is lucky. Ms. Proctor was a very special lady, always had a smile on her face. She always made me feel welcome. Hold tight to the memories and share them often, it’s hard losing those we love. Memories are what helps the most, smile, laugh and share often. Sending hugs and loves to the entire family. Sincerely, Casi Layman

  7. Anita Crisp and Family, So sorry to hear about your mom . Praying for you all for peace and comfort at this time. God Bless you all.

  8. Sorry for your loss i loved and thought a lot of Dorothy she was a very loving and kind and sweet person. Prayers for the family πŸ™πŸ™

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