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David Wayne Priest Jr.

December 10, 1996April 18, 2021
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David Wayne Priest, Jr., 24, of Van Buren, passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 in Fayetteville. He was born December 10, 1996 in Chippewa Falls, WI. He was an equipment operator for Concord Water. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paiden Priest; and two children, Grayson Alexander Beckham and Elijah James Priest.

He is survived by his parents, Deann and R.C. Steele of Stigler, and David Priest, Sr. and Crystal Reano of Rock Island; three sisters, Shaw-na Arriola of Van Buren, Jerri Morse of Fort Smith, and Kellie Harris of Alma; a brother, Doryan Priest of Rock Island; his grandparents, Harrison and Pat Riddle of Bald Knob, Harold Capek of Van Buren, and Larry and Penny Steele of Stigler; uncles and aunts, Chuck and Sam Capek of Colfax, WI, Latasha Lovelady of Alma, and Harold Capek, Jr. of Alma; three nieces; a nephew; and a very special cousin who was like a brother, John Lester Riddle of Alma.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Gill Cemetery, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Charles Capek, Harold Capek, Jr., John Riddle, Alex Robinson, Kenneth Harris, and Keith Riddle. Honorary pallbearers will be Eric Flynn, Austin King, Cody Malone, and Dustin Lamproe.

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    Friday, April 23, 2021

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    Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Misty Remmer

April 21, 2021

David aka “Lil Man” will always be within my heart & the many others that loved him. I still see that chubby boy that wouldn’t take a bottle for me because all he wanted was his mama’s milk not the kool-aide 😊
My thoughts & prayers are with you DeeAnn, Shawna, Jeri, Kelli & the rest of our family during this difficult time.
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
I’m keeping y’all close in heart & prayer.
May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. That’s why we say “SEE YA” find comfort in all the special memories. Love y’all always

John Riddle

April 21, 2021

There’s so much I wanna say to you. You were not only my little brother but the only true best friend I ever had. I’ll forever be grateful for the times we spent together and the memories we made together. I love you brother and will see you again some day. Shine the light down on your brother so that I can find my way to you. Love you brother. Fly high💔

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