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In Loving Memory

May 24, 1970 – August 27, 2020



Link to watch the memorial service tonight at 7:30 PM:   https://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/36322

Corky Wayne Priest. 50, a native and longtime resident of Mobile, Al. passed away Thursday evening, August 27, 2020 at his home. Corky was a graduate of Murphy High School Class of 1988, and a Graduate of Auburn University Class of 1992. He was formerly employed at Gulf City Body and Trailer Works. Being an avid outdoors man, Corky loved hunting and fishing and always looked forward to weekends at the hunting camp.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clifford Lee and Willie Mae Hicks and Mr. and Mrs. Byron G. Priest. He is rejoicing in Heaven with friends, Blake Purdy, Dickie King, Chris Huggins and will be reunited with his canine friends, Bear, Huck, and Buddy.

Surviving are his loving parents, Wayne Priest and Shirley Hicks Priest; his brother, Toby Joe Priest; beloved sister-in-law, Kristin Johnson Priest and her entire family; his one and only nephew, Tyler Joseph Priest. Also surviving are aunts, Kathleen Hamilton Hicks, Linda Glass and Pam Jones.; uncles, Ancil Lee (Jean) Hicks, Tyrone Gilbert Priest, Dennis (Melinda) Priest and Jeff Priest; his cousins, Chris, Connor, Kody and Cameron Hicks; as well as the Burns and Platt families.

He leaves to grieve his memory special friends, Stephanie Young, William Anderson, Carl V. (Tate) Smith, John McLaughlin, Joe Russ, Dr. Tommy Bender and their respective families.

A celebration of Corky’s life will be held with a visitation on Thursday, September 3, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, Al. A time of sharing will begin at 7:30 pm.  Eulogy offered by Mr. Richard King Sr.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations be made to Tillman”s Corner Senior Citizens Center, 5863 Nevius Road Mobile, Al. 36619, In memory of Corky Priest. Expressions of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home & Crematory of Daphne, AL.