The staff of Dorchester Funeral Home would like to extend its sincere condolences to the faily of Mr. Wilbert Jerome "Fly" Proctor.
Mr. Wilbert Jerome “Fly” Proctor (71), was born in Hinesville, Georgia on February 3, 1950. “Fly” entered eternal rest on September 8, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
At an early age he dedicated his life to Christ. Throughout the years “Fly” was a dedicated member of First Calvary Baptist Church where he served and worked. He was educated in the Liberty County School System.
“Fly” had a passion for horseshoes and the game was a must have at family gatherings. Well, that was true until our brother Donald turned him on to Cornhole. He also loved playing Pinochle with his buddies Arthur Lee Gaulden “Nut”, Walter “Choco” Nelson, and a bunch of other cousins and friends. “Fly” tinkered with electronics like installing car radios, CBs, and fixed TVs back in the day. Being a Certified Electrician was his claim to fame. He installed security systems, lighting systems and let him tell it, hundreds and hundreds of ceiling fans. He took pleasure riding his Cadillac (bike) (with that rag hanging out his back pocket) around town to the store to play his scratch offs; never would tell how much he actually won. He also enjoyed spending time with his dear friend Willie Mae as they would often ride out to eat and shop together. Our brother was a darn good cook. Fried chicken, porkchops, and cornbread dressing was among his signature standouts in the kitchen. He was never shy about telling us that he was taught by the best, our Great Grandmother Lizzy Futch. Each year, with much excitement, he looked forward to Thanksgiving and frying countless turkeys for his church. “Fly” enjoyed fishing. He was the only one who attempted to convert momma from her trusted cane pole to a rod and reel. Needless to say, he was not successful at that and the rest of us knew better. Michael recalls a fishing trip with momma and “Fly” at a backwoods pond in Ludowici. On that particular trip “Fly” showed off his gently used rod and reel catching pretty nice black catfish, brim, and mullet. Momma would not be out done as she sat on her bucket and pulled in twice the number that “Fly” caught. Momma told “Fly” his contraption was nice, but he wasn’t catching much because he was throwing too far out from the bank and his real problem was it took him too long to pull the fish out the water. Michael’s job was to put fish on the string and stick them in the water (pond) to keep the fish fresh; in between fighting yellow flies and mosquitoes. Well, as luck would have it, Michael didn’t tie the string line tight enough and the fish, still alive, flapped and splashed right to the bottom of the pond. Momma had a fit. Knowing his little brother was surely headed for a loud hollering whipping, “Fly” told momma he forgot to tie the string and saved his little brother from an extra hot and painful day.
“Fly” was preceded in death by his parents, Eloise and Willie Felton Roberts, two brothers Willie Felton Roberts, Jr. and Benjamin Roberts, one sister Anita Mae Roberts-Wright, and one siter-n-law Wilhelmina Holmes Roberts. He is survived by two sisters Prophetess Gwinnette (Elder Harry) Houston and Alma Margie (Lawrence Hines) Roberts, four brothers Donald L. Roberts, Sr., James Earl (Carolyn) Roberts, Tonnie (Carolyn) Roberts, and Michael (Betty) Roberts all of Hinesville, Georgia, and the Futch Family. Five uncles George Proctor, Jr., Theron Roberts, Joseph (Delores) Roberts, and David (Debra) “Uncle Bo” Roberts all of Hinesville, Georgia, and Leon (Catherine) Roberts of Philadelphia, PA. A special nephew Michael DeAndre’ Roberts, a very dear friend Willie Mae Moore, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, his First Calvary Family and friends.
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