Lloyd Proffitt

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Lloyd Louis Proffitt, 81, of Belleville, IL, born September 14, 1939, in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Memorial Hospital East, Shiloh, IL.

Lloyd retired from Belleville School District 118, where he had served as custodian for many years.  He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Lloyd loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, canoeing, and fishing.  He loved music, and never met a stranger.  Above all, he cherished time with his family, and will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd L. and Bessie M., nee Schifferdecker, Proffitt; a sister, Penny Brown; and a brother, Dan Conklin.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joan A., nee Hulliung, Proffitt, whom he married June 3, 1959;
three sons, Michael (Dian) Proffitt of Belleville, IL,
Allan (Cathy) Proffitt of Annieville, AR,
and Paul (Carol) Proffitt of Collinsville, IL;
nine grandchildren, Lucas (Hillary) Proffitt, Joanne (Rick) Donjon, Jeremy (Megan) Proffitt,
Jamie Proffitt, Ashley Proffitt, Tyler Proffitt, Corrie Proffitt,
Elliott Proffitt, and Hannah Proffitt;
16 great-grandchildren;
a sister, Nancy Close;
a brother, Terry (Karen) Proffitt;
a sister-in-law, Maree Conklin;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, the American Heart Association, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Funeral: According to Lloyd’s wishes, cremation services were held.  A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

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24 Comments on Lloyd Proffitt

Joan said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2021 at 2:37 PM

So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. My kids went to Union and I worked at Union. He always there with a smile. What a special guy.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Gary Hearne said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2021 at 5:15 PM

Terry.... just thinking of you a few days ago and then read the very sad note concerning your brother Lloyd. Seems a long time ago since Capitol Oaks days and East Side. Gary Hearne

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Mary Droste Schwartz said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Joan and family: Lloyd will be missed by many. He always had a smile and a joke. Anyone who had the pleasure of participating in a float trip will also miss his Sunday morning sermons. May the Lord provide peace and comfort to you.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Marilyn Neu said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 3:46 PM

Joan and Family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Lloyd. He was such a delight to be around. Always kept everyone laughing. He will certainly be missed. Prayers for you all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Roxanne Bynum said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 1:07 PM

I'm so very sorry to learn of Lloyd's passing. We were acquainted through District 118 and I remember him as always be so helpful, kind, and funny. My sincerest sympathy to the family.

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Gene and Kay Weil said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 2:22 PM

Joan and family, We want to offer out condolences for your loss. Our players are with you and the family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Larry and Hady Hund said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 8:41 AM

Joan and Family , you have our Deepest Sympathy. Blessings to You

  • Magnolia
  • Texas
JackieLauf said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 11:11 PM

What a special person. Always a smile, kind words to brighten your day . We met through District 118. So sorry for your loss. It was a blessing to have known him

  • Belleville
  • IL
Laura & Brian Cawvey said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 8:06 PM

Paul, Carol, Elliott, Hannah & Family, We wanted to offer our condolences for the loss of your Dad. We wish you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

  • Collinsville
  • Illinois
Maureen Daubach said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 5:57 PM

Joan my prayers and thoughts are with you now and the days to come.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Jackie Lauf said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 5:55 PM

What a special man! Always had a smile and a kind word, brightened your day . I knew him through District 118 . So sorry for your loss . I was blessed to know him

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Maureen Daubach said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 5:52 PM

Joan, So sorry to read of Lloyd's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with now and in the days to come.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Marian R. Brockel said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 3:43 PM

Joan, I was sorry to hear that Lloyd passed away. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May he rest in peace

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Kristy Lauer Langendorf said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 1:22 PM

Dear Mrs. Proffitt, Allan, Mike, and Paul, Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. As annoying as it must have been at times, we were always welcomed into your home when with Allan and I have wonderful memories of you all. God Bless.

  • St. Peters
  • MO
Debbie Borger said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 12:51 PM

Proffitt Family, Mr. Lloyd was such a kind man! When my daughter was in 1st grade at Abraham Lincoln she came to know him. He always talked to the kids and adults. My daughter, Robyn couldn’t walk past him without getting a hug from him ( even though he really wasn’t supposed to be hugging students). My daughter is now 32, but still remembers him fondly, as all our family does. So sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Diane Knaus said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Joan and family, So sorry to hear of Lloyd's passing. He was truly a great guy! I so enjoyed working with him at Union and remember being greeted with a cheery hello when I'd enter the building in the morning. Will keep you in my heart! Diane Knaus

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim & Carol Cange said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 9:45 AM

Dear Joan and family. I remember our many great conversations and cherish those memories. We are sorry to learn of Lloyd's passing. We will pray for you and your family.

  • nashville
  • il
Henry and Rhonda Brenner said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 9:19 AM

Dear Joan, Mike, Allen, and Paul We are so sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. We have such fond memories of being your neighbors on Kinsella Avenue and also your Mom and Dad taking us on our very first float trip! Please accept our prayers and sympathy during this difficult time.

  • Smithton
  • IL
Bob Webb said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 9:08 AM

Joan and Family, Please accept my sympathy. I was saddened to learn of Lloyd's passing. He was such a nice man. I remember the night he taught me a baseball/card game as a very young boy. I played it for years.

  • Foley
  • AL
Karen Yates Tipton said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 7:37 AM

Joan, Mike, Paul, & Allan, I’m so very sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. Joan I will always remember how welcoming you & Lloyd were when us kids would show up at your house with Allan. So many great memories. He was one of a kind. Sending big hugs to you all❤️

  • Swansea
  • IL
Rocky and Betty Hasenstab said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 7:29 AM

Joan and family, sad to hear of Lloyds death. He was a really great person with so much kindness and friendship. Always enjoyed seeing you both at the Cat and Fiddle on Friday nights. He will be greatly missed. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  • Waterloo
  • IL
frank cange said : Guest Report Jan 04, 2021 at 7:21 PM

The Proffitt Family: You have my sincere condolences for the loss of Lloyd. He was always a very kind and friendly person to me in the many years we lived on Kinsella Ave. Very sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Missouri
mike heisler said : Guest Report Jan 04, 2021 at 6:49 PM

Joan I always enjoyed when Lloyd and you would come into Wade Square and Shop N Save . It was really neat to see Mike , Allan and Paul grow up .

  • belleville
  • illinois
Sarah Rader said : Guest Report Jan 04, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Joanne, So sorry to hear of the passing of your grandpa. I know he loved you dearly as you loved him. You make him proud everyday! I am here for you my sweet friend. Love you

  • Marshfield
  • MO

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