William Cleburn Priest

Monday, May 18, 2015

William Cleburn Priest, 88, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Roaring River Health and Rehabilitation Center, Cassville.

He was born Nov. 24, 1926, at Exeter, the son of Ollie and Zuma (Easley) Priest. On Nov. 21, 1956, he was united in marriage to Lou Ann Periman, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one sister, Louise Martin, and her husband, John, of Ashland; one son, Dan Priest and his wife, Pam, of Forsyth; one daughter, Nancy Morgan and her husband, Vernie, of Seligman; five grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Melvin Priest.

He received his education at Cassville. From 1949 to 1952, he served in the U.S. Army in Fort Carson, Colo. For several years, he was a truck driver for Pet Milk and hauled turkeys for Tyson Foods. In 1992, he retired from Forest Products. He was a member Cassville First Baptist Church, Pythagoras Masonic Lodge #383, where he was Tiler several years and a member of Abou Ben Adhem Shrine.

Funeral services were held Saturday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor John Duncan conducted the services. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter.

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Cassville, Missouri