Alfred Sterling Proctor was born on May 29, 1951 in Marbury, MD and passed peacefully on April 14, 2021. Alfred attended Charles County Public Schools and enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1970 during the Vietnam Era and was honorably discharged. Alfred would later work as a Builder Service Worker for CCPS earning multiple awards for his service and also worked in construction.
Alfred is preceded in death by his parents Robert Shermon and Jane (Keys) Proctor, his brothers and sister Irene, and stepson John Janifer. He is survived by his wife Christine E. (Jenifer) Proctor, step daughter Dorothy Janifer, and sisters Lillian Proctor and Shirley Proctor.
Alfred was lovingly called Oppy by his niece Alessha (Jenifer) Mason who he raised as a daughter and Pop Pop Oppy by Gordon Mason and Alessha’s two sons Devyn and Jaden Mason. Alfred and his sister Lillian were close often talking on the phone in the evenings and watching tv shows together. Alfred also had a close relationship with his brother-in-law Lloyd Jenifer (wife Sheila Jenifer) who nicknamed him “Short Dog” and his nephew Sam Bowman (wife Elaine Bowman). He also was close to brother in laws David and Gus Janifer.
Alfred loved music especially old school and loved to listen to music while driving or at home. Before failing health, he was often tinkering with things around the house including his garden or visiting with close family and friends. If you knew Alfred well he had a sharp tongue was never at a loss for words. He always had something to say that would make you laugh.
Alfred is also survived by mother in law Rulby Janifer, step-grandchildren (Laquita, Tayonna, and Tanika and others), sister and brother in laws, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 11 AM until time of funeral service at 12 noon. Interment will be held on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, MD at 11:15 AM.
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