Lloyd William “Mike” Proper, 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2009.

He was born April 7, 1921, in Union City, and lived in Stuart, Fla., since 1956, coming from his birthplace.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Velma Proper, of Stuart; a brother, Arden L. Proper; and three sisters, Agnes Proper, Lois Lord and Marilyn Ormsbee of Union City.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Eleanor (Gavatsky) Proper of Stuart; two daughters, Patricia (Melvin) Harrison of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Andrea Harper of Cornelia, Ga.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.