Daniel “Shorty” Patrick Priest Jr., 78, of Carthage passed away on July 23, 2021 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Shorty was the son of the late Daniel Patrick Priest and Hallie Gwyn Priest. He was a welder by trade and retired from Tryon. In his free time, Shorty was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will always be remembered as a good brother, uncle, and neighbor.

He is survived by his 2 sisters; Jean Marsh (Billy) of Carthage, Mary MacLean of Southport, 4 brothers; Owen Priest (Christine) of Seagrove, Huey Priest (Cindy) of Carthage, Doug Priest (Angie) of Carthage, Lathan Gwyn (Mary) of Sanford, 9 nieces; Marie Thomas (Dan), Vickie Hite (Danny), Amy Underwood (Lee), Jill McAlister (Rhett), Mary Laura King (Graylin), Dawn Perry (Danny), Virginia Priest, Kari Needham (Matthew), Rebekah Gwyn, 5 nephews; Tim MacLean (Laura), Michael Priest (Dawn), Josh Priest, Aaron Priest (Hedi), Michael Gwyn, 12 great-nieces; Katie Moss (Trent), Samantha Thomas, Megan Homegardner (Trenton), Heather Hite, Lydia Priest, Hallie Ann Priest, Mattie Underwood, Rachel McAllister, Harper Priest, Abigail Priest, Mallory King, Isabella King, 8 great-nephews; Jesse Priest, George Patrick Priest, Abner Priest, Elijah Priest, Oliver Perry, Harris Perry, Case Perry, Trevor King, special friends; Shirley Moore, Richard Marsh, and Richard Yost.

A graveside service will be held at Cross Hill Cemetery on Sunday July 25, 2021 at 3pm with The Rev. Dr. Greg Poplin officiating. A visitation will be held at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home prior to the service beginning at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374, or to a charity of your choice.

Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home

Online condolences may be offered online at www.pinesfunerals.com


Visitation: July 25, 2021 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Fry & Prickett Funeral Home
402 Saunders Street
Carthage, NC 28327


Graveside Service: July 25, 2021 3:00 pm

Cross Hill Cemetery
McReynolds Street
Carthage, NC 28327

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Daniel "Shorty" Patrick Priest 's name.

FirstHealth Hospice Foundation

150 Applecross Road
Pinehurst, NC

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  1. So sorry to learn of Shorty’s passing. He was always so friendly. During my years at Carthage Farm Supply, l always enjoyed the opportunity to visit with him a few minutes when he brought in his sawmill saw blade to send off for sharpening. Our neighborhood will miss Shorty. RIP my Friend.

  2. To the whole family, Jimmy and I were saddened to hear of Shorty’s passing. Jimmy loved being with Shorty when he was at the sawmill. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers. Jimmy and Leta

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