John D. Priest, 67

Nov 05, 2012

Palermo — John D. Priest, 67, of Banton Road, died unexpectedly on Nov. 4, 2012, at his home. He was born in Waco, Texas, on May 19, 1945, the son of Kenneth G. Priest and Mildred (Bartlett) Priest.

John was a 1963 graduate of Erskine Academy in South China, attended the University of Maine at Farmington and received his bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Maine at Orono.

He served honorably as a Lance Corporal in the Marine Corps for 14 months in Da Nang, Vietnam.

John was self-employed, doing business with G.M. Allen & Son Wild Maine Blueberries of Union for many years. Previously he was employed as president of Kenway Corporation for more than 20 years.

He was a member of the Malcolm Glidden American Legion Post 163 of Palermo, the Palermo Snowmobile Club and an active member of the Palermo Volunteer Fire Department for many years.

Surviving is his wife, Gail (Tibbetts) Priest, of Palermo; his mother, Mildred Priest, of Hallowell; a daughter, Susan Priest Linton, and her husband, Tim, of Marlton, N.J.; two brothers, Kenneth G. Priest II and his wife, Susan, of South China and Michael Priest and his wife, Terrie, of Palermo; two grandchildren, Lexie and Ben Linton; two aunts and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Plummer Funeral Home, 983 Ridge Road, Rte. 32, Windsor, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in Hannan Cemetery, South Liberty Road, Palermo.

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