Mr. Johnny A. Proffitt, age 82, of 272 Smith Isaacs Road, Zionville, passed away Sunday morning, January 26, 2014, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Mr. Proffitt was born June 19, 1931 in Watauga County, a son of the late Charles Proffitt, Sr., and Thelma Osborne Proffitt. He was a retired paving machine operator for Brown Brothers Construction.

Mr. Proffitt is survived by one daughter, Susie Isaacs and husband Mike of Zionville; one son, Joe Proffitt of Zionville and his friend Rhonda Thompson of Hendersonville; two grandsons, Brad Isaacs and wife Sara of Zionville, and Chad Isaacs and wife Sarah of Vilas; two great-grandchildren, Peyton and Jada Isaacs; two brothers, Bill Proffitt of Spruce Pine, NC and Jimmy Proffitt of Olar, SC, and one sister, Susie Wheeler of Mountain City, TN. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews, and a good friend, Ray Powers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Ray, and four brothers, Robert, Glenn, Benjamin and Charles Proffitt, Jr.

Funeral services for Johnny A. Proffitt will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Henson's Chapel United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 until 2:00. Officiating will be Reverend Derick Wilson and Reverend Frank Johnson. Burial with full military honors, provided by American Legion Post 130 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90, will follow in the Henson's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2:00 o'clock, at the church, prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Henson's Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Fred Henson, 4231 Old US Highway 421, Zionville, NC 28698.

Online condolences may be sent to the Proffitt family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.





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