In Loving Memory of

Eric Bernerd Proffitt

11/30/1985 - 05/11/2014

Eric Bernerd Proffitt, age 28, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014. He was born November 30, 1985 in Santa Rosa, CA.


Eric received the world with an open heart, giving love and acceptance to those he encountered on his journey. With compassion and humor, he shared his joy and love with family and friends. He was a light that will be missed dearly.


He is survived by his beautiful daughter, Isabella Proffitt, his siblings, Blake and Abby Ruegg, his mother, Beth Ruegg, and his grandparents, Elizabeth and Vince Kettering.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis House.


Visitation will be at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville on Friday, May 16 from 6-8 PM and a funeral service will be at the funeral home Saturday, May 17 at 3:00 PM.

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  1. Summer Desselle at · Reply

    Eric, I cannot believe you are gone. I think you are free now, and happy now, and it is, the many people who love you, who are left here sad without you. But I know you’re ok, smiling and shining down on us. And don’t worry, we’ll take care of Galina and Izzy. You’ll never be forgotten my dear friend. We’ll always let the good times roll for you. Lovin you always. Love, Summer, Sergio, Sequoia

  2. Kyle Kramer sullivan at · Reply

    I miss you alredy I wish I could be there for the services but I’m in North Carolina and cannot make it in enough time being that I’m hitching with a broke ankle my condolences to friends and family. Login you brother bear…. What a long strange trip it’s been. – Grateful Dead, Truckin’

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  3. Savannah at · Reply

    Eric, the impact you have had on my life in immeasurable. The love you had in your heart was endless and showed no discrimination. Ill never forget the day we met. Slightly Stoopid… smoking trees in trees… and of course a proposal. lol. Til death do us part right. I love you man. Keep on keeping on alright. we will all be together again one day.

  4. Josh at · Reply

    It is so sad to read that Eric has passed away. May memories of him as well as a hope of being reunited one day – John 5:28,29 – bring the family the peace and comfort they need at this time.

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