Ronald F. Proffitt passed away on November 27, 2021 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
He was born in Oakland Calilfornia to Ray and Velma Proffitt. He grew up in the midwest with his mother and sister before moving to California where he began his career as a commercial Journeyman Electrician. Ron earned his 60 year with the IBEW in 2020.
Ron and Ann moved to the Carson Valley in 1971 where they raised their two children.
After retiring he focused on doing mechanical work on classic British motorcycles and cars. He soon became known for his mechanical knowledge of Jaguar cars. He restored and showed several classic British motorcycles and won multiple awards with his favorite Vincent Black Shadow motorcycle. In his early days he loved riding and racing dirt bikes in the desert
and later especially loved riding his Vincent.
Ron is survived by his wife Ann, his daughter Darcie Peeler (Jack), his two grandchildren
Michael and Isabelle Proffitt.
He is preceded in death by his mother Velma, his sister Bonnie and his son Dustin.