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James Lee Proctor

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James “Jim” Lee Proctor, of Roswell, GA., passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021, in Wellstar North Fulton Hospital after an unexpected cardiac arrest. Jim was born on April 10, 1947, in Lansing, Michigan. The family moved to San Jose, California when Jim was 8 years old.

Jim graduated from Pioneer High School, San Jose, CA. in 1965 and attended classes in several colleges while living in California. Jim served in the U. S., Army from 1966 to 1968 as Private First Class E-3. He moved to Atlanta, GA., in the fall of 1993 where he resided for the remainder of years.

Jim held various careers throughout his lifetime. Amongst those, he worked as a Property Manager, Hotel General Manager, Alcohol and Wine Distributor for the S. E. Region of the United States. His favorite positions were in the wine industry. He was Certified at UC Davis in winemaking. He ran his own company in wine tasting events. As a wine sommelier, he loved educating and hosting many special events in the Atlanta area.

Throughout his life, he loved football and was a loyal fan of the San Francisco 49’ers.

He also loved boating, golfing had a special passion for all types of music.

Jim enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and ever-present radiant smile.

He is survived by his son, Justin James Proctor (Nicole) of Northern California, his older brother, Jack Douglas Proctor of Nevada, his nephew Scott Douglas Proctor (Leah), his sister, Judy Lynn Bruce (Bill), and his nephews Michael Anthony Del Pizzo and Matthew John Del Pizzo, and nephews Cole and Cade Proctor and niece Mackenzie Del Pizzo.

He never knew a stranger and was dearly loved by many.

A private celebration of his life with family is being planned for a later date.

10 Comments To "James Lee Proctor"

adna On Nov 17 2021 at 9am
i am so sad to hear about jim passing away. i was very young when i worked at kroger with him and he was an amazing mentor and friend to me. i had someone watching over me all the time. im sorry for the families loss and i hope my dear friend is resting in peace. we love you so much jim, you will be dearly missed. Reply to this comment
Scott Proctor On Oct 20 2021 at 3pm
Uncle Jim…. I’m going to miss you… He was always kind and positive with me. I was lucky that I saw him often, either when visiting my dad or because we lived close to each other while he was in California. When I was younger, he made sure I knew he loved me. When I was older, he made sure I knew he loved my Family as well. He always talked about how family is the most important thing there is. I was lucky to have him in my life for so long. I have SO many fun and happy memories with him and I’m going to miss him! Reply to this comment
Nancy Butler On Oct 09 2021 at 9pm
was a light in my life. We have known each other for 8 years and he was so loving, sweet, kind, and was always there for me when I needed him. We had so many wonderful adventures together and I will miss him will all my heart. I loved that man, he could always bring me joy. Rest in Peace dear man. I would love to send some pictures if someone will tell me where. Reply to this comment
Dave Groveman On Oct 09 2021 at 9pm
Jim was a host of the social group, Celebrate Atlanta, running our wine tastings with Lynn Lopiano. In Jim’s honor, we hosted a Celebration of Life on September 30, 2021 at Brookwood Grill. If the family would like pictures from that event, let me know. Reply to this comment
Carrie Cross On Oct 09 2021 at 1pm
Jim was my boyfriend Michael’s uncle who I had the pleasure of meeting just a few years ago in Atlanta, and always enjoyed being around him at several Holiday gatherings over the years . It seemed that when Jim entered the room, the atmosphere lit up even more and he always made it clear to everyone how important and loved his family was. I’ll never forget visiting his condo near the river and the fun we had listening to him play the keyboard. He was always so kind to me and I’ll miss sitting on the back deck of Judy and Bill’s , talking life, cracking jokes , hearing funny family memories and sipping the wines he brought to the occasion. Rest In Peace Uncle Jim. Reply to this comment
Leah Proctor On Oct 05 2021 at 7pm
Jim is my husband's uncle. I've had the wonderful pleasure of knowing him for the past 30 years. My husband and I lived near him when we were first married and would occasionally visit him and his son Justin (who at the tender age of 12 years old caught the garter belt at our wedding). Jim was always so kind and loving to us - and everyone else he ran across. We had many many laughs and countless good times. His smile truly did light up a room! I will miss you terribly Jim Proctor. Reply to this comment
Michael On Sep 28 2021 at 10am
It’s difficult to even know where to begin, some of my earliest memories were of my Uncle Jim. My brother and I loved him dearly & have so many memories of laughing so hard you cry. Some of our most Epic family events center around Jim, from Pirates to Damsels in Distress, to football games & the best damn wedding I’ve ever been to! Thank you for the gift of the memories, unconditional love & laughter that you gave us all that will carry on for the rest of our lives, you are loved Jim, & you will be missed deeply. Say Hi to Grandma June for Us and have a shot of Rare Breed try not to make that face when you do:), I love and miss you! Reply to this comment
Nancy On Oct 09 2021 at 9pm
Michael, I am so sorry for your loss.
LTB On Sep 24 2021 at 8pm
Jim was one of my dearest friends. There aren't too many people I would have taken a bullet for but he was one of them that I would have. I ran into him a few months ago and gave me a hug that was probably the best hug I've ever had. He was the kindest, funniest, most down-to-earth person I knew. I love you my friend and I'll miss that grin on your face. I know you will keep the angels laughing. Reply to this comment
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