Lashon D. Proctor
Born on the 4th of July in 1969, Lashon D. Proctor has indeed sparked a lot of light in the lives of the people of Beaumont and South East Texas. This youngest of four children born to Walter and Barbara Proctor is a civic minded businessman and philanthropist.
Lashon’s family moved to Beaumont, Texas from Louisiana when his father was appointed as the pastor of Paradise Missionary Baptist Church. As a young boy, Lashon was very active in his church-attending Sunday School, youth department activities missions, and as a musician.
Lashon matriculated through Marshall Middle School, and is a member of the inaugural class of West Brook High School. He played basketball during his high school years and is a proud graduate of the West Brook Sr. High Class of 1987. Upon graduation, Lashon felt led to serve our country and subsequently enlisted in the United States Navy. He served in the U. S. Navy for almost a decade-serving two tours in Yokosuka, Japan and one tour Stateside in Alameda, California. He often says “Making the decision to serve in the U.S. Navy was the best decision of my life.” Always dedicated to his country as well as his family, upon completing his military service Lashon returned home to Beaumont, Texas and joined his father in the funeral service industry.
For over two decades Proctor’s Mortuary has serviced families during the most painful times in their lives. Their excellence in service and compassion has propelled this family business into multiple locations throughout Southeast Texas including Jefferson, Liberty, Chambers, and Hardin Counties. A dedicated professional, Lashon worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe( BNSF) for thirteen years as a Conductor/ Brakeman and Locomotive Engineer. Always civic minded, Lashon has served in leadership positions and as a member of multiple organizations including but not limited to, United Transportation Union (UTU), Texas Workforce Commission Board and Silsbee Chamber of Commerce
Lashon is an engaged and committed father to Bentley and Phiana. He is a very special uncle/father to James Evans, Jr. after having adopted his nephew, James at age 2.
His engagement and passion for youth extends beyond his family. For countless years, Lashon has served as a mentor and supporter of many youths and youth programs including annual Career Day programs within Beaumont ISD and surrounding school districts. His message resonates with the youth as he encourages them to never give up on their dreams and to follow their passion.
A family man, friend, entrepreneur, mentor, and civic leader, Lashon Proctor is beyond capable to lead the City Of Beaumont as Mayor.