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Corey Andrew Proffitt
Date of Death: November 10, 2020
Bruno Veiga
Michelle Lake, Mike and Patsy Strawderman
Scott Harris
RICARDO
Suzy
Amy Boaz
Mark Mitchell
Michael W Twitty
Ryan Rufenacht
Jeff and José
Rudi Mattens
Nikki Spears
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Visitation
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Friday 11/20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Corey’s visitation will be limited
to a maximum of 25 people at one time

Service
Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Saturday 11/21, 3:00 pm
Cemetery

Private
Old Stone Church Cemetery
Frederick County, Virginia

Memorial

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Blue Ridge Hospice
333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405
Winchester, Virginia 22601

“A Life Lived With Purpose” Corey Andrew Proffitt, 50, of Frederick County, VA passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at his home. Corey was born in 1970 in Winchester, VA, son of James and Phyllis Proffitt. He was a graduate of James Wood High School, Class of 1988, where he was a member of the …
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Bruno Veiga left a message on November 24, 2020:
Dear Corey, we will miss you very much here. I already do, a lot. Even though we didn’t talk much. I feel empty with your journey to heaven, but also good knowing that you are now reliefed from the pain ❤️ Rest In Peace
RoseMary Wilkins left a message on November 22, 2020:
My sincere and deepest sympathies to Phyllis, Jimmy and Family. Corey was a very special cousin and a true gentleman with a loving spirit. He possessed great intellect, a sharp wit and a fun-loving sense of humor. He was a true friend to my brother Randy. He will be greatly missed and very lovingly remembered. God Bless You All. Prayers, RoseMary
Michelle Lake, Mike and Patsy Strawderman left a message on November 22, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Michelle Lake, Mike and Patsy Strawderman lit a candle
Michelle Lake, Mike and Patsy Strawderman left a message on November 22, 2020:
We are very sorry for your loss. Corey was a wonderful person and leaves us with beautiful memories. He was loved by everyone. His smile would light up a room. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Patsy Strawderman and Michelle Lake
Scott Harris left a message on November 21, 2020:
Today we say a farewell to a life well lived. Corey was a cousin and a good friend growing up. We lost track of one another over the many years but reconnected last year. I am so very glad that we did. You will be missed and always remembered.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Betty Smith Benegar left a message on November 21, 2020:
Thank You Pastor Blane, For a wonderful service for Corey. even though I couldn't be there in person i heard the service. i am so proud of you both. I didnot know you were friends. i took care of Corey's grandmother Jackie. him and I talked with her in Hospice When she was leaving this earth. I am sure they are now again together. GOD BLESS YOU ON YOUR LIFE'S JOURNEY.. WITH LOVE BETTY BENEGAR(YOUR ELEMENTARY BIBLE TEACHER)
Scott Harris left a message on November 21, 2020:
So glad for your friendship and so very glad that we were able to reconnect over this past year. You will be missed, but always remembered.
Cornelius M left a message on November 21, 2020:
My heart and prayers goes out to The Proffitt family!! My friend Corey had a big heart and was supportive. When we communicate he wouldn't want to talk about himself he wanted to know what's going on with me. During the challenges of my life he always try to do something to make smile! I will miss you Corey and may you Rest In Peace and your spirit Shine on Us!
Randall L. Wilkins (Randy) left a message on November 21, 2020:
Dearest Corey, my best friend, my brother...I am heart broken. You changed the world; you changed my life. I cannot imagine the world without you: your friendship, your advice, sharing the latest news, planning our next travels,,, I miss you more than words may ever express. You remain in my heart and soul forever. I love you Corey! Rest in peace dear cousin, may God bless you. 🕊
Jim Drawdy left a message on November 21, 2020:
"A life lived with purpose" could not be more true about Corey. I had the pleasure of working with Corey on Havertys' Corporate Training Team for 5 or 6 years. Corey was one of the most conscientious and purposeful people I've ever met. He thought deeply and made sure that he believed in everything he did. His concern for his work product and his trainees was unparalleled. Going above and beyond the call of duty was the norm for Corey, not the exception. He inspired me to be more purposeful in everything we did and always challenged me and our team to improve things. Corey was an extremely intelligent man with a quick wit and a dry sense of humor that I always enjoyed. He also cared about his colleagues deeply. Even during Corey's illness, he always asked about how I and my family were doing when we touched based every week or two. I'm very thankful that Corey helped me become a better co-worker, manager, and friend. His conscientiousness, purposefulness, and desire to do things the best he possibly could will be missed and leave a lasting impact on all of us. Corey will always be irreplaceable on our team. Rest in peace my friend.
ricardo daveiga left a message on November 21, 2020:
Corey was part of my life and my Family. for 7 yrs of my life he was responsible for all the good memories he left in me and my parents .Words can not express how deep my heart is broken. My parents has him as a SON and he will forever be in their hearts and mine. Corey was kind ,gentle ,funny ,humble ,smart and many other qualities that every human being should have .Even on my last week with him he was strong enough to talk about the past and the future and share happy memories and moments together. NOTHING WILL NEVER be the same without you . We love you to eternity ... until we meet again. ALWAYS IN MY MIND AND HEART .
RICARDO left a message on November 21, 2020:
in loving memory of this amazing human being ,always in my heart
Suzy left a message on November 20, 2020:
May wonderful memories bring peace and comfort to Corey’s family now and always.
Jeffrey Scheetz left a message on November 20, 2020:
Corey is my friend. His friendship and guidance was always sincere and without expectation. His sense of humor was both timely and unique. He could find a smile in anyone. Few people have such the influence on the sheer amount Corey achieved. To the Proffitt family, may God carry you through this. Rest in ever peace Corey.
Scott Miles left a message on November 19, 2020:
I am proud to have known Corey. I was impressed with his approach to work, life, and his illness. He will be missed.
Amy Boaz left a message on November 19, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Amy Boaz lit a candle
Mark Mitchell left a message on November 18, 2020:
So many great memories will be held with you in them. You will be deeply missed my friend.
John Gill left a message on November 17, 2020:
I was leading the Washington market when we hired Corey as a Manager Treainee. It was quickly evident that Corey had excellent leadership skills and he moved into store leadership in the Washington Market. It was in his role as a Corporate Trainer that Corey really hit his stride. His ability to quickly connect with people and relay stories to help them learn was one of his great skills. He has friends all over the Havertys network and his work will live on in others. Rest in peace Corey.
Michael W Twitty left a message on November 17, 2020:
Corey was a really good man. I miss him and his wisdom. May he rest in peace.
Samina Naz left a message on November 17, 2020:
Corey was my manager at the Dulles Havertys. I had the pleasure of working with him for a few years. His sense of humor was unmatched. We both had a love for travel and shared our adventures. I spoke to Corey a month ago and his words that will always stay with me were "Stay stylish, crazy and ALWAYS HAVE THE NEXT TRIP PLANNED". In May he sent me a picture of himself and I said, looking good. To which he relied "I was always good with photoshop LOL". You will be missed and always remembered my friend for the way you made me laugh. May God give you comfort.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Laurie Strauss left a message on November 17, 2020:
I had never met anyone like Corey before, and I’m certain I won’t be lucky enough to meet anyone like him again. It makes me all the more grateful to have had him in my life for the last six years. We met at work. I went to watch him train a class of new salespeople. He was so confident, funny, compelling. When he told a story about his grandmother to make a point about connecting with people, he made us all cry. All of us. I loved and respected him immediately. Corey was so good. Good at his job, good at taking pictures, good at making you laugh, good at being a friend. He knew he was good, and yet he never stopped working to be better. He had high expectations for himself, the kind that made you want to be better, too. He was the kind of person who poured 100% of himself into everything he did, especially when it came to helping others. He measured his success by others’ success, and it made you want to do better for him. I never wanted to let him down. He was the kind of friend who would tell me I was brilliant…and also that I had something in my teeth. Thank you for the feedback, Corey (and the floss). I am better because I knew you. All the love.
Ryan Rufenacht left a message on November 17, 2020:
So sad to hear. Corey was one of the few great mentors I have had with Havertys and he is one of the main reasons I have had success with this company. I had Corey on speed dial during my first few years as a manager. My thoughts go out to your family during this terrible time.
Jeff and José left a message on November 17, 2020:
May your light shine forever in our hearts. We love you Corey. J&J
Chris Collins left a message on November 17, 2020:
I will miss you and look forward to seeing you again one day to go ramming around in the VW bug.
Brian Swisher left a message on November 16, 2020:
Corey, there are so many memories with you over the past 45 years! From being friends since the 1st grade, so many elementary school moments, High School Spanish class and being on the Debate Team together, working our 1st (UFCW) and 2nd (Montgomery Ward) jobs together, hanging out when we both lived near each other in Maryland in our 20s and you just somehow appearing (like at the Ravens' Stadium while I was in the band) in my life when I least expected it. You helped me grow up and I'm a better man because of you. It's hard to believe your are gone but your mark on this World won't be forgotten! Rest in Peace my Friend!
Daniel Greco left a message on November 16, 2020:
Corey would not want me to be sad, he would want me to celebrate his life. Corey was a man full of life and energy. From the first time I met him here at Haverty's I knew he was special. So many times when I speak to Managers that knew he was coming to their store to train, they were stressed out. I told them that Corey isn't like that. He is a positive coach. If your not great at something he is going to help you get better and support you through the process. He was funny and quick witted. I loved taking time to ask him how life was going and share personal stories when we saw each other. It is a great loss to all of us he leaves behind, yet a great win to have had time with him during our life. I will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Thank you Corey for letting me be part of your life. Daniel Greco
Rudi Mattens left a message on November 16, 2020:
Will miss our great conversations. Rest in peace my friend.
Nikki Spears left a message on November 16, 2020:
You will be missed and each time my phone music shuffles and plays the Family Feud theme song, I'll think of all the fun the trainees had with you as the host. :)
Lois Sargent left a message on November 16, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Lois Sargent lit a candle
Dodie Moulden left a message on November 15, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Dodie Moulden lit a candle
Chris Gantos left a message on November 15, 2020:
As a corporate trainer, Corey made a huge impact on many Havertys employees. His upbeat training sessions were extremely engaging with just the right mix of humor and a serious tone. It was impossible to forget invaluable lessons he taught us during his sales training sessions. My greatest take away quote from him that I always keep in the back of my mind before I greet a customer is, "We never charge toward or chase down the customer, we greet them from the side." RIP Corey.
Nancy Willingham left a message on November 14, 2020:
James And Phyllis so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carla Phillips Puckett left a message on November 14, 2020:
I am so sorry for your loss. Corey and I had lots of good memories from our childhood. I was happy to be back in touch with him, via texting. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jenny Silvernail left a message on November 14, 2020:
I had the great pleasure of working with Corey at Haverty's. We both loved Sushi and frequently would go to a local all you could eat Sushi buffet during lunch. He was one of the funniest men I have had the pleasure of knowing and the sharpest whit. I will miss him. My prayers and condolences to His parents and all his cousins.
Karen Isacco left a message on November 13, 2020:
Hello Corey I know exactly where you are and what you are doing. You’re up there training everybody to do it right! You are a great inspiration to me not only at Havertys but also in life. The world was a better place when you were here.
Denise Pittenger left a message on November 13, 2020:
What a wonderful person he was. He will truly be missed by many. Rest in peace my cousin. Prayers and thoughts to all of the family.
Madeleine Gordon left a message on November 13, 2020:
May the Lord welcome you with open arms my friend, take your pain, and forever hold you in his embrace. You made a difference in peoples lives and you will be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers.
G. Todd Maish left a message on November 13, 2020:
It’s hard to believe that you are gone my friend. I am truly heartbroken. Lots of things are going to be different now. Softball tournaments will no longer be the same. New Years Eve will no longer be the same. “Our spot” in our pool is going to be so lonely now. I know that you are in a better place now and no longer in pain. You will be missed more than I can even try to put into words. I am a better person for having known you. I love you Corey. ❤️ Rest In Peace..
Violette Forman left a message on November 13, 2020:
It was a great honor to know Corey. I am truly sadden to hear of his passing. My prayers are with your family.
MartieJo Hyde left a message on November 13, 2020:
My prayers and thoughts are with you God be with you always
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Elsie Connick left a message on November 13, 2020:
Corey, I will miss your warm smile, quick wit and infinite patience. We worked together for many years and I always gained something new from every visit. You spoke to us through your amazing photography and you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.
Jennifer Whitehead left a message on November 13, 2020:
Very sad to know that Corey has passed.. a young life taken before his time. We will keep you in our thoughts.
Alfredo Gable left a message on November 13, 2020:
Corey Proffitt was a colleague, teacher, mentor, and someone who I was lucky enough to call my friend. His passing saddens me, but I am relieved to know that his suffering has ended. In going back and reading all the messages we shared over the past couple months, I was reminded of how much Corey focused and cared for others, even during the toughest of times. You will be missed my friend- I cherish the time we were able to spend and everything you taught me. God bless you and my sincerest condolences to your family.
Luis Fernandez left a message on November 12, 2020:
You will be missed.
Ashley Bohacz left a message on November 12, 2020:
Corey and I were colleagues together at Haverty’s. When I first was hired on, he found me sitting quietly outside a crowd of people at a work event, sat down and knew just the right words to say to make me feel welcomed, comfortable and already a part of the team. Over the years, he and I spent many days and weeks traveling together, doing manager training. I cherish the deep friendship that flourished from all those hours I got to spend with him both in and outside of work. Corey was one of kind. His wit couldn’t be outmatched, was so thoughtful and caring, passionate about things he loved and believed in, and could always make you laugh. I grieve for those of us that have to continue on without him, but rejoice in knowing where he is now. I send my sincerest condolences and deepest sympathy’s to his parents. He spoke of you often and know he is looking down upon y’all now.
Cheryl Drawdy left a message on November 12, 2020:
Corey always had a quick smile, a helping hand, and a kind word. He will be greatly missed by his entire Havertys Family.
Steve Maurer left a message on November 12, 2020:
So very sad to hear of Corey's passing. Always there with his quick sense of humor, and ALWAYS there to help whenever asked. I will miss him . Rest in peace buddy
Mark D. Martin left a message on November 12, 2020:
Despite his health, Corey text me congratulations 2 months ago. It is a great person that thinks of others in the midst of failing health. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Proffitt Family.
Chelste left a message on November 12, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Chelste lit a candle
Jeff hinkle left a message on November 12, 2020:
My sincere condolences to the entire family, Corey was truly one of the good guys, fitting that he has the white hat on in the picture. He was a ray of sunshine and he always found a positive point in all his one on one coaching moments. His infectious smile and attitude will be missed. Much love my friend
Margie Thompson left a message on November 12, 2020:
He was loved by so many at Havertys. My deepest sympathy to his family.
Jim Adkins left a message on November 12, 2020:
Corey was one of the most amazing people I have met in my life. Always positive, funny, and willing to help. I conducted Interview Training with Corey and spent many hours together in Dallas, TX. Corey is the best trainer I have ever worked with. I am praying and will continue to do so, for Corey's Parents and close friends; I can only imagine the grief they must feel. I love you Brother, I hope you are taking some great pictures in Heaven my friend.
Shana Moore left a message on November 12, 2020:
You are and remain one of my two best and oldest friends. I will hold you in my heart and count it a blessing, always.
John Aventi left a message on November 12, 2020:
Corey will be missed by many including myself. I enjoyed working with Corey early in my sales career as well as my management career. Rest easy my friend
Wendy Wright left a message on November 12, 2020:
We spent an afternoon on the river not too long ago. Being all philosophical, with the usual Corey- wit sprinkled in. He was so brave and pragmatic and worried about everyone else to the end. Save me a seat on the river bank my friend, we have more to talk about.
Felicia Stewart left a message on November 12, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Felicia Stewart lit a candle
Vanessa Poehlein left a message on November 12, 2020:
A Life Lived with Purpose for sure. Corey and I were coworkers and quickly began a friendship that lasted for years. One of my favorites was Corey’s ability to capture beauty in any object with his photographs. When he went on vacations he would share his photographs. By the time I finished looking at them I felt like I had been there as well. He seldom took photos of people. He said that was deliberate. There are so many good memories that I will cherish. Corey you will be missed and remembered. Rest In Peace my friend.
Stephen Whitaker left a message on November 12, 2020:
My sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Proffitt family during this difficult time.
Charlene Harper left a message on November 12, 2020:
I was lucky enough to work with Cory when he would come to Atlanta for training sessions, and got a chance to see what a delightful, talented and funny man he was. I will miss him and I wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to the family.
Roger Thomas left a message on November 12, 2020:
Such a positive light in my life, much more than I ever really shared with him. HIs wisdom really helped me to see things differently. RIP Corey.
Patricia Reeves left a message on November 12, 2020:
So grateful to have known such an amazing person. . .wonderful and passionate trainer. He will be missed greatly. Sending love to his family and all that loved him.
Diane Rothwell left a message on November 12, 2020:
My deepest sympathies for the Proffitt family. I met Corey when he was a Manager at Havertys prior to him taking the role of Corp Trainer. It was a privilege watching him truly care, coach and encourage all he came in contact. Corey would love to catch you in a turn of phrase. I asked him while he was visiting our store in Charlotte to call me at work the following week but used the phrase”give me a ring next week” which he responded, “I’m not ready for that type of a commitment.” He would shared his love of photography and travel stories which brighten my day. He was a delight. So glad for his peace, so grieved by his loss.
Russell Ledford left a message on November 12, 2020:
Thoughts and prayers to your family during these difficult times.
Bobbette Ennis left a message on November 12, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Bobbette Ennis lit a candle
Tom Mapp left a message on November 12, 2020:
My sincere condolences to Corey's family and friends. We will all miss your guidance, passion and friendship. Rest in peace my friend.
Michael Burkett left a message on November 12, 2020:
Corey was such a good friend throughout my life. We met at Macedonia UM Church when we were both little and always remained friends. He was always there for me when I was going through my cancer at 14 and was able to share some warm memories during his battle. You will always have a special place in my heart
Kari Hines left a message on November 12, 2020:
You’re already missed, Corey. Love you, friend!
Kari Hines left a message on November 12, 2020:
My sincere condolences to the Proffitt family. Corey was a colleague for many years at Havertys furniture. But he was much more than just that, he was a dear friend. I’m really going to miss his sense of humor, witty personality, and love for everyone he knows. Corey was a special man and will be incredibly missed!! My prayers are with his family. Praise Jesus that Corey is no longer in pain or suffering.
Julie Adcock left a message on November 11, 2020:
In memory of Corey Andrew Proffitt, Julie Adcock lit a candle
Brian Alexander left a message on November 11, 2020:
RIP Corey and Love to you always.....
Steve White left a message on November 11, 2020:
Corey was a dear friend and an amazing person. We’re so much better for knowing him and having him in our lives. He will be missed so much. Deep and sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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