Danny Lee Proctor

Danny Lee Proctor, Jr. 56, of Amarillo, passed away May 3, 2024, with loved ones by his side. He was born in Hereford on January 29, 1968, to Danny Proctor, Sr. and Gloria Smith.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at Temple Baptist Church, 3208 S. Van Buren, Amarillo, Texas.

He spent most of his childhood traveling from state to state while his dad was in the Army. Danny moved to Amarillo at the age of 14 to live with his dad and bonus mom.

In Danny’s words, “I’m just an old fart who loves to play softball and wanted nothing more than his children and grandchildren to be loved and be happy.”

Danny met the love of his life, Kristi Carranza, in 2002. Kristi and Danny enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Danny took a lot of pride in his work in construction. He worked as a foreman for Randy Walker on and off for over 28 years. He was currently employed with Ben-Hur. In his down time, Danny loved to hunt, leaving Kristi to sleep on a hard desk, at the hunting shack.

Everyone knew how much he loved them by how much he picked on them.  His Pittsburg Steelers will never be the same without their #1 fan!

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, Danny Lee Proctor, Sr., Gloria Smith, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, his bonus mom, Alice Proctor; a son, Danny Proctor, III, and one brother, Russell Latham.

Survivors include his wife, Kristi Carranza; four sons, Taylor Proctor, and Kenedy, Cameron Carranza, Lance Dugger, and Elijah Guijosa, all of Amarillo; two daughters Kayla Carranza, and Marissa Proctor, both of Amarillo; two grandsons, Christian Carranza and Knox Proctor, both of Amarillo; two brothers, Albert Kauffman and husband Keith Stillinger of Atlanta, Georgia, and Christopher Proctor of Amarillo; two sisters, Karen Fox and husband John, and Tammy Latham and wife Summer, of Amarillo. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.


  1. Jamie Peery

    Oh my goodness Danny, you was such a jokester! I will always remember you, such a good funny man! RIP and give Heaven some hell!

  2. Liz Owens

    Much love Danny! Always the sweetest hugs and hellos when we saw each other. RIP my friend ❤️

  3. Lesli C

    Your pleasure of hiding fake snakes for me to stumble across will forever make me giggle, even though it terrified me each time. Every time I see one, it’s you I think of old friend. Rest easy Danny! You are missed! ❤️

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