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Thomas E. Priest

April 26, 1938 ~ May 11, 2018 (age 80)

Thomas E. Priest, 80, of Calhoun, died Friday, May 11, 2018 at Ridgewood Nursing Home, following several years of declining health. He was born in McMinnville, TN on April 26, 1938, son of the late Lester and Lola Mae Glenn Priest. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Mae Priest in 2012; brothers, Gary Priest, Danny Priest, and William Priest; and a sister, Georgia May Hensley.


Prior to retirement, Tom was employed with OJ Mills for 30 years. He enjoyed being a woodworker in his spare time.


Survivors include his sisters and brothers-in-law, Clata Crider, Jean and Raymond Holcomb, Lois Crump, and Rosemary and Johnny McDougle, all of Calhoun; brothers and sisters-in-law, Raymond Priest, Earl and Faye Priest, and Steve and Patricia Priest, all of Calhoun; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Services to honor the life of Thomas E. Priest will be held Monday, May 14th, at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Jarrett officiating. Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow in Gordon Memorial Gardens.


The Priest family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, May 13th, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.


Condolences may be left at Funeral arrangements for Thomas E. Priest are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

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