William Edward Priest, 93, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Ben Hur Nursing & Rehabilitation. 

He was born July 31, 1925, at Crawfordsville, to the late Cecil and Lucinda (Warren) Priest.

William attended Crawfordsville High School and married the love of his life, Lois June Harshbarger on Feb. 18, 1949, who survives. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He worked for Indiana Printing as a printer for over 40 years and owned and operated Priest Janitorial for over 20 years. He was the past president of the Ben Hur Car Club and a member of First Baptist Church. He loved people and didn’t know a stranger. He enjoyed wood carving and going to casinos.

He is survived by son Denny (Vicki Demoret) Priest of Crawfordsville; two daughters, Kathy (Dave) Hood of Indianapolis and Karen Baldauf of Brownsburg; and brother Theron (Shirley) Priest of Crawfordsville.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Melvin and Morris; and three sisters, Doris, Virginia and Jean.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7 at Oak Hill South Cemetery, with Pastor Isaac Zull officiating, and military rites performed by the United States Marines and Legion Post 72 Honor Guard. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care.

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