Funeral Service

Time: 1.30pm

Date: Monday 23rd August 2021

Service Details:
Keith will be received at All Saints' Church for an evening reception on Sunday 22nd August at 7.00pm, his funeral service will be held at 1.30pm at All Saints Church on Monday 23rd August followed by interment at Dill Hall Cemetery.

Keith Procter

Sadly on Saturday 14th August 2021 Keith slipped away peacefully at his home following a short illness, surrounded by his loving family. The beloved and devoted husband of Shirley for 64 years, loving father of Sarah and his son-in-law Andrew and a proud and cherished grandad of Grace and Lydia.

Keith’s working life was spent as an engineer working for a velvet manufacturers in Accrington before becoming a site manager for a company in Bury. He was always a hardworking man who appreciated the true value of everything in life and he was never one to give up on achieving his goals. Keith was a keen gardener, and enjoyed spending time keeping his garden immaculate which always  bloomed in full colour throughout the seasons. He was an active member of Grange Bowling Club and a keen cricket supporter, he loved music and was a member of Accrington Freemason Organisation. Keith was a Patron of All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors and St James’ Church Altham, where he was a well respected and active member of the Church family. Holidays were always a favourite time for Keith and he has shared many wonderful times making precious memories traveling both in the UK and worldwide with his wife and soulmate Shirley. Most of all Keith was a devoted family man and proud father and grandfather and he loved nothing more than getting together with those closest to him for a celebration.

Family flowers only please donations can be made in Keith’s memory on behalf of All Saints, Church or Autism Initiatives.  To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.

The Funeral Service will be live streamed for all those unable to attend via All Saints’ Facebook page. To watch the service please like and follow All Saints’ Church Clayton-le-Moors on Facebook.

Please feel free to leave a message for Keith’s online memorial book by completing the form below.

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MESSAGES for the family of Keith Procter


Deborah Howarth

Thinking of you all at this sad time.


Gillian and Bob schofield /Grange bowling club

Keith will be sadly missed by all at the bowling club, also by Gillian & myself who considered him as a friend, he was very knowledgeable at gardening and bowling green maintenance which he passed on to me, it was a pleasure knowing him, and I feel much richer in my life for that, his bowls will still be alive on the bowling green through Gillian still using them RIP Keith.



Sending love and prayers as you mourn the loss of your dear husband/dad.


Linda and Andrew

Good night and God Bless Keith.


Martin Angus

Dear Shirley, Sarah, Andrew, Grace and Lydia, I will be thinking of you all on Monday and Remembering Keith. With my love and thoughts.


Joan Angus

Fond memories of a kind and wise friend.


Laurie & Marjorie Denton

Thinking of you all at this sad time…Keith was a good friend to us and he will be missed very much.


David Procter

Remembering his family’s visit in the 1980s when I drove them back to the Philadelphia. Looked in my rear view mirror and there was their luggage sliding off the roof onto the Schuylkill Expressway. We managed to save it all but it was a cramped ride for the rest of the trip. God bless Keith, Sarah and family family; his photo reveals a spitting image of Uncle Lol.


Howard Riley

Simply the Best!


Millie Hand

Shirley, Sarah, Andrew, Grace, Lydia so sorry to hear the sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Remember all the happy family times you have have had and how much he loved you. He will be in your hearts forever love and blessings Millie.


Linda Turner

Thinking of you all at this sad time. I’ll miss seeing Keith in Church every Sunday. May he rest in peace.


David Procter

P.S. I meant to write, “God bless Keith, Shirley and Sarah and family”. Somewhere my wires got crossed. Also, I phoned Enid and spoke with daughter, Denise, and they have been notified.


Wayne Smith

I met Keith through freemasonry and although I have only known him for a short time I found him to be a consummate gentleman and someone that I held in very high regard. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.


Susan Shearon

I recall Keith with very deep affection. He had a calming presence & always made me laugh with his dry one-liners.