David was born Nov. 4, 1948 to Leo L. and Wilma D. Poynter Proctor.
David graduated from Greencastle High School and Indiana State University. He was a partner in Greencastle Tractor Sales, Inc. with his parents, and most recently he was a real estate broker and property manager. He was an honest, hardworking and well-respected businessman in Putnam County all of his life, becoming a valued friend to farmers and businesses throughout Putnam and surrounding counties.
David was a lifetime member of the NRA, Single Action Shooting Society and the Safari Club International. He was also a knowledgeable member of the Republican Party.
He enjoyed traveling, especially driving to historical sites in the U.S., and going on African safaris. He was also active in 4-H, teaching gun safety classes. David was a father figure for his niece Vanessa, helping her with 4-H projects, cowboy shoots and teaching her about values in life.
David leaves behind his grieving family, including his mother and father; his sisters, Janice Hodges and husband Daryl of Greencastle and Darla Proctor Thompson of Greencastle; nieces Vanessa Thompson, Alisa Hodges and Andrea Clinebelle and husband Kevin; nephew Eric Hodges and wife Amy; a great-niece, Carina Hodges; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home in Greencastle with burial in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Calling will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 705 Putnam St., Terre Haute, IN 47802 or the education fund for Vanessa W. Proctor Thompson at Old National Bank.