Mr. Priest was born July 17, 1942, in Beeville. He served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He married Sandra Barnes on July 15, 1989, in Rockport. He was a shrimper and lifetime member of the VFW in Aransas Pass.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Priest of Rockport; his mother, Mavis Barker of Beeville; daughter, Misty (Huie) Cosgrove of Fort Bragg, North Carolina; granddaughter, McKenzie Cosgrove; stepson, J.B. (Joyce) Spates of San Antonio; stepdaughter, Toady (Bobby) Moore of Yantis; sister, Eileen of Jefferson; and nephew, Herbert Puryear of Rockport.
Visitation was held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Galloway & Sons Funeral Home chapel.
A graveside service followed at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Cemetery.
Galloway & Sons Funeral Home