James R. Priest

Friday, September 18, 2009

James R. Priest, 85, died July 17 at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, Colo.

He was born in Fincastle to Gilbert Mark and Edna Trail Priest, both deceased.

Mr. Priest was retired from Mineweld Company of Indiana and was a member of Russellville Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He served our country in the 9th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by his wife Arnola Condon Priest; son Lee W. Priest and wife Kathy; sisters Ruth Sassmann and Judy Chancellor; brother Robert Priest; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers Raymond and Joe Priest.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at Blakesburg Cemetery. Military Honors will be held at the graveside.

Servies & Morgan Funeral Home was entrusted with the local arrangements. Online condolences may be made at serviesmorgan.com