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Religious publishing company executive

John Ernest Procter, former religious publishing company executive. Decorated Certificate of Valor; Air medal with 7 oak leaf clusters; Distinguished Flying Cross.


Procter, John Ernest was born on July 23, 1918 in Gainesboro, Tennessee, United States. Son of Leon and Mary (Poteet) Procter.


Student, Vanderbilt University, 1940-1941;student, University Miami (also extension division), 1943-1944;student, University Tennessee, 1946-1950;honorary Doctor of Laws, Ohio Northern U., 1971;D.L. (honorary), Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1981.


With, Methodist Public House, Nashville, 1945-1983;vice president, public, Methodist Public House, 1964-1970;president, public, Methodist Public House, 1970-1983. Director 3d National Bank, Nashville.


The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.


Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.


One may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed. If anybody is willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God helps to resist evil and to live life to the full.


Board directors Tenn Council on Economic Education Served to captain United States Army Air Force and United States Air Force, 1944-1945, 50-52. Member Administrative Management Society (past president Nashville, area. secretary-treasurer 1967-1968, Merit Key award 1961, Diamond Merit award 1967), Nashville Chamber of Commerce (past member board governors), Association American Publications (past director) Clubs: Golf Club of Tennessee, Belle Meade Golf & Country.


Married Jane Sprott, May 23, 1941. Children: Mary Carol, Valere Kay.

Leon Procter

Mary (Poteet) Procter

Jane Sprott

Mary Carol Procter

Valere Kay Procter