Neal Robert Proffitt, 70, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at his home. Born August 1, 1935 in Weirton, he was the son of the late Oscar and Mae Burnette Proffitt. Neal was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Neal retired from Weirton Steel in 1989 where he worked in the operations service of the welding shop. He was a member of The American Legion Post 10 and a lifetime member of the VFW 2716.

Neal’s survivors include his daughter Kim Murray and her husband Joseph of Weirton; brothers Billy Proffitt of Chico, CA and Kenneth Proffitt of Anderson, SC; sisters Doris DeLong of Follansbee, WV and Mary L. Proffitt of Columbia, MD and 2 grandchildren Jessica and Amanda Murray of Weirton.

The family will receive friends Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00AM Friday. Interment will be in Paris Cemetery, Paris, PA.

Share tributes with his family at www.grecohertnick.com


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  1. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  2. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  3. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  4. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  5. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  6. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  7. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  8. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  9. Mae and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  10. Kim and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Hoss’s passing. He was a good friend and hunting “buddy” to Lou. Lou thought of him like a brother and I was just getting to know him. He was a very good man. This has helped me to get through Lou’s death past March,10-05.Hope you will find comfort, also. May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. Its temptations surround you and no one seems to care. may the wings of faith surround you, and shield you from the pain. When sorrows overcome you and teardrops fall like rain. May you know that God is with you, in times of deep despair. May the spirit who’s within you, confirm that he is there! May the valley of the shadow provide angels unaware….May the wings of faith uphold you, when your cross is hard to bear. May the Lord continue to strengthen you and bring you comfort. Karen Harris

  11. My deepest sympathy to Neal’s family. He was a classmate at Weirton Heights Elementary and Weir High. May God grant him peace.

  12. To the family of Neal Proffitt, my name is Bob Vinburg, I worked with Neal in the SW Welding Dept. for 30 year’s and I must say it was alway’s a pleasure working with “Hoss”. I’m sure he will be missed by his many friend’s and his family. Please accept my condolences.

  13. TO THE FAMILY OF HOSS, I AM SO SORRY FOR HIS PASSING..HE WAS A TRULY WONDERFUL PERSON. HE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE. MY DAUGHTERS AND I WILL REMEMBER HIM FONDLY….

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