Kenneth "Bernard" Proctor funeral service held Wednesday
LA PLATA, Md. (AP) - Hundreds of people celebrated the life of a federal worker and lifelong Washington Redskins fan who was gunned down at the Navy Yard last week.
A funeral was held Wednesday for Kenneth "Bernard" Proctor, 46, a utilities engineer at the Navy Yard who worked for the federal government for more than two decades and left behind two sons. Another funeral is planned Wednesday for Arthur Daniels of Washington. He was a handyman and father of five who was working for a furniture contractor when he was shot at the Navy Yard.
They were among 12 people killed by a gunman in the shooting massacre Sept. 16.
At Proctor's standing-room-only service, Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer presented a flag to Proctor's two sons, BJ Proctor and Kendull Proctor. Hoyer represents Proctor's southern Maryland home in Congress, and the flag was flown over the Capitol in Proctor's honor.
Kendull Proctor spoke at the end of the service and said his father had taught him respect. He recalled a grocery shopping trip where his father paid for an older woman's groceries ahead of them in line because she couldn't afford the items. Proctor told his son that if that were his mother, he would want someone to step up and help.