Otto K. Proctor Jr.

Jul 11, 2017
Otto Proctor Jr.

Rockland — Otto K. Proctor Jr., 71, died peacefully, following a courageous fight with Alzheimer’s and an extended illness, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. His loving family was at his side.

Born in Bar Harbor, June 25, 1946, he was the son of Otto Sr. and Pearley Robinson Proctor. Moving to Rockland as a young boy, Otto attended Rockland schools and earned his GED from Rockland District High School after being discharged from the Army.

Enlisting in 1965, Otto served overseas during the Vietnam War. During his time in the military, his family resided in Hawaii and Connecticut before settling in Rockland. Along the way, they welcomed four children into the family. He was honorably discharged in 1968.

Settling in Rockland, Otto continued to hone his skills as a boat builder, working for many of the local companies and boat shops in the Midcoast and Down East regions. Even after "retiring," he kept busy with a boat building business of his own.

In August of 2000, Otto married the love of his life, Darlene Lindsey Widdecomb, whom he had known for many years. Blending their families, Otto loved nothing more than spending time with his children and grandchildren. Going camping, hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes were some of his favorite pastimes. He had a great sense of humor and never missed the opportunity to play a prank or a joke on his kids.

Otto was a gifted musician and a decorated member of the Maine Country Music Association. In 2010 he was inducted into the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as earning several other awards for his music. For many years he enjoyed traveling the state playing shows and gigs with his wife at his side.

He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Predeceased by his father; an infant son, Shawn Proctor; a brother, Maurice "Mo" Proctor; a sister, Sharon Rawley; a granddaughter, Lindsey Campbell; a great-grandson, Brayden Grotton, and a brother-in-law, Marcel Ward, Otto is survived by his mother, Pearley Proctor; his wife, Darlene Proctor, both of Rockland; his children, Angela Lessard and her husband, Scott, of Waldoboro, Annette Proctor and her fiancé, Steve Simoneau, of Biddeford, Otto K. Proctor III of Rockland; his stepchildren, Corey Lindsey and his wife, Maria, of Union, Stephen E. Widdecomb Jr. of Camden; his siblings, June Morris and her husband, Phillip, of Saint George, Loring Proctor and his wife, Debbie, of Thomaston, Susan Ward of Rockland; his grandchildren, Brittany Grotton and her husband, Roger, Michael Lessard, Brandon Lessard, Zoe Proctor, Skylor Proctor, Oceana Proctor, Michael Lindsey and his wife, Nikki, Cote Lindsey, Sharidi Porter, Matt Brown, Stephen E. Widdecomb III and his wife, Jasmine, Paige Widdecomb, True Widdecomb; Avery Woodman; his great-grandchildren, Gabby Grotton, Talan Grotton, Isabella Lindsey, Chloe Lindsey, Braelyn Porter, Maddison Brown, and Zachary Brown.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14. Pastor Thomas Rawley will officiate. A reception will follow at the Winslow-Holbrook- Merritt American Legion Post No. 1, 335 Limerock St. Interment at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383, Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jul 11, 2017 16:20

My condolences to the Proctor family. Such a remarkable life who did so much for his community and his family.

Posted by: Dale Hayward | Jul 11, 2017 14:20

Take care ole boy, nice to have known you. RIP. Dale Hayward

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