Douglas Eugene Proffitt



Douglas Eugene Proffitt, 70, was called to the Lord on Friday June 1, 2018. He was born on May 17, 1948 in Shipman, Virginia to the late Joseph Hart & Fenetta Alice Martin Proffitt.

Along with his parents, Doug is reunited with his brothers, Johnny, Joe & Fred Proffitt.

Doug was a faithful man who loved the Lord. He was a proud letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. Upon his retirement, Doug loved to play golf, and watch softball, and baseball. He was a huge Washing Redskins football fan and a Washington Nationals baseball fan. Doug had an appreciation for the finer things in life. He relished long walks on the beach and on the pier where he could reflect.

Left to cherish Doug’s memory is his beloved wife of 34 years, Sharon Marie Proffitt; their children, Dawn Magallanes and her husband, Ferd, of Chesapeake Beach, MD, Mandie Rhodenhizer and her husband, Jason, of Aldie, VA, Emily Plice and her husband, Ryan, of Lynchburg, VA, & Stephen Proffitt and his wife, Katie, of Charleston, SC; his adoring grandchildren, Hannah, Halle, Miah, Ty, Emma, Addison, Elly, Jack, Judd, Riley, Asher, Ryder, Wyatt, Austin & Harper; his brother, George Proffitt; his sisters, Elsie Mann of WY, Shirley Muscarello of TX, Betty Ledbetter of VA & Caroline Hendricks, also of VA; as well as several nieces and nephews, a large loving extended family and supportive friends and neighbors.

The family wishes to acknowledge with heartfelt appreciation, the care Doug had received from Dr. Michael Houghton at Waccamaw Oncology, and his staff. May God bless you in every way.

A Celebration of Doug’s life will be held at Calvary Road Baptist Church, 6811 Beulah St. Alexandria, VA., on Friday June 8th at 2:00 PM. Reception to be held immediately after

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Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.