Rev. Robert C. Priest
8/22/1921 - 6/1/2018


Rev. Robert Priest

Rev. Robert C. Priest, 96, of Greenville, died Friday in Greenville.  His funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 5, 2018 in Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tommy Morgan and Rev. Monroe McAnally officiating.  Interment will be in East Mount Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Rev. Priest was born in Greenville on August 22, 1921, the son of Roy Cook Priest and Frankie Folsom Priest.  He married Virginia May Jordan on September 18, 1941 in Greenville.  He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps.  Rev Priest was a Christian Church minister for over 30 years and was a local business owner and rancher.  He was a member of the Lone Oak Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 76 years, Virginia Priest; daughter, Ginny Robinson; sons, Andy Priest and wife Becky, Matt Priest and wife Laura; twelve grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, W. A. Priest, Roy Henry Priest and Francis Priest.

Pallbearers will be Brett Laughlin, Michael Webb, J. W. Stone, Brian Aguilar, Clark Anderson and Robert Matthew Priest. 

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