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Kenneth Ray Proby

December 1, 1953 January 16, 2020
Kenneth Ray Proby
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Abilene Funeral Home, Inc
3349 N. 12th St.
Abilene, TX 79603
Phone: 325-672-7400 Fax: 325-672-7449

Kenneth Ray Proby
Abilene, TX

Kenneth Ray Proby, 66, of Abilene, Texas, passed from this life on January 16, 2020. Kenneth was born in Memphis, Texas, on December 1, 1953, to Gip Proby and Odessa Lucille McLemore. He was the second child born to his beloved mother. He moved with his mother and four siblings to Abilene while still a child, attending Abilene schools, including Abilene High School.
Kenneth worked in various jobs over the years, including a 17-year stint with the YMCA of Abilene, retiring in 2019. He was a diligent worker, and he developed close relationships with his co-workers at the Y. In many ways, his co-workers and the Y members were his second family. Kenneth warmly greeted all who entered the State Street Y, and many members benefited from his spirit of generosity. It was not uncommon for a member to find a bottle of water and a couple pieces of candy in their locker or gym bag after a workout, compliments of Kenneth. When not working, Kenneth enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, or just simply hanging out with his friends. He also loved sports, in particular, basketball, which he played at a younger age.
Kenneth’s generosity and kindness extended to his immediate family. His siblings will miss him dearly. Kenneth is survived by his sisters, Linda Griffin of Des Moines, Iowa and Dorothy Proby of San Angelo, Texas, and his brothers, Gary Griffin and Bobby Griffin, both of Abilene. Other family who will miss Kenneth include a niece, Shaquitta Brown of Des Moines, Iowa, and Kenneth’s cousins, Maurice McLemore, Rene McLemore, and Willie McLemore, all of Abilene.
A memorial service honoring the life and memory of Kenneth Proby will be held Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 1:30PM, in the chapel of Abilene Funeral Home, located at 3349 North 12th Street. All who knew and loved Kenneth are welcome.

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Abilene Funeral Home

3349 North 12th
Abilene, TX 79603

Abilene Funeral Home
3349 North 12th Abilene 79603 TX

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