Wednesday, 15 July 2020 14:19

Bob Priest Jr.

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HAMLET — Robert “Bob” A. Priest Jr., 83, of Hamlet, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at The Greens in Pinehurst.

He was born Oct. 8, 1936 in Scotland County, son of Robert A. Priest Sr. and Virgie Bristow Priest.

Mr. Priest was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Emmanuel Holiness Church for over 45 years, and worked over 20 years for Southern Builders. He helped in construction of Kings Gate Church, Cordova School, Richmond Primary School, just to name a few; he worked in Richmond, Scotland and Moore counties. He was a devoted husband and had a strong faith. He was proud of his military career and enjoyed woodworking in his spare time.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, with a limited number of guests who are encouraged to wear face coverings and social distance.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanette Priest, who died in May; and a son, John Priest.

Survivors include his daughters, Belinda Bowers (Mickey) of Hamlet, Robin Brindle (Carl) of Madisonville, Tennessee, Vickie Banditelli (Louis) of Lenoir and Patti Priest of Rockingham; son, Joseph Priest of Hamlet; sister, Betty Hathcock of Ft. Mill, South Carolina; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Richmond County Hospice, 1119 Hwy. 1 N., Rockingham, NC 28379.

Harrington Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Priest family.

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