Charles (Al) Proffitt Sr.


Charles (Al) Proffitt Sr., age 74, of the Springville area of North Tazewell, VA, went to be with his Lord on Saturday 17 August 2019, ending his earthly labor.
He was born November 13, 1944 in Bluefield, WV. He was a son of the late Charles (Red) and Juanita Moore Proffitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter Wanda Chantelle.
He is survived by his wife Wanda, of 54 years; sons: Chuck and his wife Pam and Rick, Daughter: Candace, grandson: Dakota and his wife Katie, granddaughters: Hailey and Misty, brothers: Carl and Jerry, and sister: Janetta.
Al was a dedicated and selfless provider for his family, working approximately 10 years at Carter Machinery and approximately 35 years in the mining industry. He was also a cross-country tractor trailer driver with his team driver/wife Wanda.
Al loved his Harley truck (Smoke) and enjoyed riding his Harley Road King with his children.
He will be dearly missed by his family and all who knew him.
Thank you Barbara and Betty Slade for the way you have blessed this family.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, August 21 from 6 - 7PM at Zion's Hill Baptist Church,
38195 Governor G C Peery Hwy, Bluefield, VA followed by a celebration of life service at 7PM. Pastor Ricky Stacy will be officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, VA on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10AM where David Tiller, Randy Carter, Shawn Brown, Robert Brown, Johnathan Brown, George Faulkner, Zachary Taylor, Michael Brown, Roger Osborn, and Bruce Remines will serve as pallbearers. Edward Tiller, Tracy Tiller, Henry Taylor, and JR Hager will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Those wishing to share memories or condolence messages with the family may do so by visiting
Mercer Funeral Home @ Crematory is serving the family of Mr. Charles Proffitt Sr.
Dear God, In Jesus name we thank you for being our Lord and Savior. Thank you for the precious promise that you will be with us as we depart this life. Thank you for taking from us the fear of death. We love you and praise your Holy Name, Amen.
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Thomas French
Aug 20, 2019
I loved the years spent with Big Al and the work we did on the big trucks and the shovel at Bluestone Coal . Those were special times I only regret was having to move from area and sharing more time with big Al .