James Dylan Proctor
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James Dylan Proctor, 42, of Sarasota, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Ann Proctor and John and Jean Roberts and his uncle, Tommy Roberts, all of Birmingham.

Dylan was born in Birmingham. He was an extraordinarily energetic, intelligent, hilarious, mischievous child. From an early age he was an inspired drummer and his love of music landed him in a motley assortment of rather notorious local bands and eventually into the Alabama School of Fine Arts where he delighted and tormented staff and students alike.

Dylan’s chase after his Muse lead him to the icy alien northland of Minneapolis, Minn., but after a couple of years the cold drove his southern bones to Durham, N.C. Fate, a new family of friends and hard work earned him a respiratory therapy degree from Durham Technical Community College. His next move found him in Sarasota, Fla., on the staff of Doctors’ Hospital. This was where he met an emergency room nurse, Terri Stovall, who became the love of his life. Theirs was a magical relationship, almost a fairy tale. With Terri’s support and encouragement, Dylan attended the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. In addition to his academic studies, he developed a passion for rowing and joined the school’s rowing program. He enjoyed a long-term relationship with the team and became a highly regarded coxswain and mentor. Dylan graduated in December 2013. He had plans to pursue advanced degrees. Music continued to be an important part of his life and he never stopped performing. He was also a fabulous chef and no holiday was complete without his culinary touch. Several months ago, Dylan and Terri realized one of their treasured dreams when they moved into a home of their own. Life was good. Everyone who knew Dylan was transformed by his kindness, irrepressible humor and love of life. He will be terribly missed.

Dylan is survived by his fiancée, Terri Stovall; stepson, Sage Miller; parents, Brenda and Jimmy Proctor; aunt, Susan Proctor; uncle, Greg and his wife, Janet; aunt, Myra Roberts; cousins, Maegan Roberts and Anna Roberts; Terri’s children, Chris, Teddy and Anna, her husband, Frank and their son, George; as well as countless other relatives and friends.

Services will held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, with viewing from 10-11:30 a.m. and service at 11:30 at Kilgore Green Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please submit donations to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Rowing Team, 8350 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503