OBITUARY

Frederic L Priest

February 26, 1921November 9, 2013

Frederic L. (F.L.) “Fred” Priest, age 92, of N. Fort Myers, FL, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Born February 26, 1921 in Greencastle, IN, he was the son of Wilbur B. and Alice E. (Obenchain) Priest. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School “Class of 1939” and had attended Indiana University. He married Violet (Sanford) Priest on June 14, 1942 and she preceded him in death on December 28, 1997. He married Sheila Kay (Skinner) Bussard Priest on August 20, 2007.

He served in the United States Air Force having served in WWII War, the Korean War, Cuban Crisis, and in Vietnam, retiring as a Lt. Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve, having served from 1942 to 1978. Fred had been a Supervisor in Material Control with Allison’s Division of General Motors, retiring in 1980 after 37 years of service.

He was a member of the V.F.W. and America Legion, Greencastle; Bainbridge Masonic Lodge, having served as Past Master, Secretary, and Treasurer for several years; the Elks Lodge and Moose Lodge of Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Priest of N. Ft Myers, FL; a son, David L. (Mimi) Priest of Indianapolis; daughter, Melanie (Jim) Fasone of Indianapolis; stepsons, Jim (Susie) Bussard of Columbus, OH, Bruce Bussard of Ft. Myers, FL, and Derek (Jennifer) Bussard of Clearview, FL; grandchildren, Wes (Melanie) Priest, Kyle (Ruth) Priest, Chad (Caitlin) Priest, Toni (Rob) McEwan, and Leslie Fasone; six step grandchildren; 13great grandchildren; one step great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Violet Priest; and a brother, Reid Priest

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Bainbridge Methodist Church 302 Main St., Bainbridge, IN, with Pastor Randell Boys officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Bainbridge Cemetery. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

The family will receive friends from 12:30 pm until time of service on Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Hope Hospice 2830 Diplomat Parkway W. Cape Coral, FL. 33993.

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Chyril Hoke

November 19, 2013

I was so sorry to hear that FL had passed away. I only found out last night and so we offer our sincere sympathy and prayers of comfort to Melanie, David, and families.

Barbara Stone

November 16, 2013

You and Fred had a wonderful, albeit short, life together these past few years and Gary and I have had the opportunity to share those years with you. Fred was a great man that we both admired. You gave your entire life, being and soul to Fred; your love is all-encompassing! When you love, YOU LOVE!!!! May God Be With You Until We Meet Again!
Barb & Gary Stone

November 15, 2013

Sheila, when the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. I'm here if you want to talk. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers every step of the way. Love Tunie Hawthorne - Kitsos.

Tom Clougher

November 15, 2013

Dear Sheila,David and Family,
Please accept my families sincere condolances for your loss. Your husband and father was a long time friend and military comrade and an outstanding member of the 434th TFW. I shall surely miss our periotic meetings and will remember the many years of our association. You can surely be proud of his service to his country and his devotion to his family.
Tom Clougher

Jean Skinner

November 15, 2013

Parting with the one you loved and took care of so diligently is very sorrowful. You need to remember the joy and love of life that you brought into Fred's senior years to help you through this difficult time.
Love, Mother

Chuck & Sandy King

November 15, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but your special memories and knowing you gave the greatest love and care to Fred will help you through this very sad time.
Love, Chuck and Sandy

Cookie and Tom Obsitnik

November 15, 2013

Melanie,
You know our thoughts are with you and the girls! You were a wonderful daughter to your father. May God bless you and your family.

Sheila Priest

November 14, 2013

For you, My Love

Sheila Priest

November 14, 2013

For you my Love

KEISTON HOLLOWAY

November 14, 2013

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY