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Tony A. Proctor
August 29, 1957 –
April 14, 2022
Tony A. Proctor, 64, of Front Royal, Virginia, died Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia. Born August 29, 1957 in Washington, DC, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary Proctor. Tony earned a BS cum laude in criminal justice in 1999 from Florida State University and a JD with honors from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2003. Tony served in the United States Marine Corps United for 10 years. During cold weather maneuvers in the Arctic, Iceland and Norway, he participated in one of the Navy’s rarest line crossing ceremonies (rarer still for a Marine), where he was inducted into the “Order of the Blue Nose” after crossing the Arctic. Circle. In 1986, Tony joined the US State Department’s Diplomatic Communications team and was assigned to the teams of Secretary of State George Schultz and James Baker. He traveled with the secretaries to the G7, economic and NATO summits in Rome, Venice, Vienna, Brussels and New York.
Tony traveled with the Secretary, Schultz, to his many homes across the United States and three times to the Masters Golf Tournament, staying with the Secretary at the famous Eisenhower cabin near the 10th tee at Augusta National. In 1989 Tony joined the Diplomatic Security Service as a Foreign Service Officer. He has traveled extensively in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. As a Foreign Service Officer, Tony also toured overseas to Ankara, Turkey, Amman, Jordan, Riga, Latvia and Kyiv, Ukraine before retiring in 1998 Tony and his wife, Teresa (Terry) Young, also a foreign service officer, met in 1989 while both working at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia, and married in 1992 .
In retirement, Tony followed Terry overseas during his postings in Frankfurt, Germany, Ankara, Turkey and Damascus, Syria, and continued to work in diplomatic security. Tony and Terry traveled extensively through Europe, the Middle East, and the lower 48s, eventually settling in the mountains near Linden, Virginia. Tony was a lover of all things outdoors: camping, wildlife, target shooting, cross-country motorcycle trips, and called his beloved “King Ranch” the Wolf Pup. He was also an incredible chess player, a skill he developed as a young Marine. But above all, Tony loved and revered his family.
Tony is survived by the following family members: his wife, Terry; son, Martin Maglione (Amanda); two grandchildren; siblings, Darby Proctor (Cindy), David Proctor (Sharon), Bruce Proctor (Elaine), Melissa Proctor, Michael Proctor (Taloria), Shanta Proctor, Allison Proctor, Matthew Proctor and Tammy Proctor; stepmother, Dorothy Young; sister-in-law, Lisa Young, and son, Douglas Key; brother-in-law, James Young (Candi); and their sons, James Young and Jacob Young; aunts and uncles, Doris Proctor, Deloris Wilson, Bernadette Swann, Abraham Proctor; and a host of nieces and nephews; grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and cousins.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Grass Creek United Methodist Church with Pastor David Sommers officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, at Rans Funeral Homes & Crematory, Metzger Chapel, 123 E. Main St., Kewanna, Indiana. Burial with military rites will take place at Grass Creek Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal online at redcross.ca or by calling 1-800-418-1111 or texting UKRAINE to 20222.
Tony’s online guest book is available and condolences can be shared with the family at www.ransfuneralhomes.com.
Published on April 20, 2022