July 16, 1943 ~ July 23, 2021
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
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Daniel "Shorty" Patrick Priest 's name.
FirstHealth Hospice Foundation
150 Applecross Road