Proco, Garland

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Garland Proco, 73, of Hoschton, GA, formerly of Blacksburg, died August 8, 2014. Mr. Proco was a member of the Winder First Christian Disciples Church, was a U.S. Army veteran and a 1962 graduate of Virginia Tech and received his Masters in 1965. He was retired from the United States Department of Energy and served with the I.A.E.A at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria from 1986 to 1989. He was the author of the book, “Merrimac Mines”, and was the Founder of the Biking Club at Deaton Creek.

Preceded in death by his son, Thomas Proco; parents, George and Ruby Proco; brother, Paul Proco; sisters, Donna Roberts and Lois Hodges; he is survived by his wife, Connie Proco of Hoschton, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Ross Schiavo; granddaughter, Alex Schiavo; grandson, Tommy Schiavo all of Atlanta, GA; sisters, Evanne Fleming of Raliegh, NC and Shelby Davis of Christianburg, VA.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to, Arbor Montessori School, 2998 LaVista Rd., Decatur, GA 30033 (404)321-9304,

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm in the Proco Family Cemetery, Blacksburg with Rev. Darrell Cox. The family will receive from 12:00 – 1:45pm at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, SW, Blacksburg.