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Neil "Doug" Douglas Priest

November 9, 1958 ~ November 16, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old

Neil "Doug" Priest Obituary

On the morning of November 16th, 2023, Neil Douglas “Doug” Priest stepped into his heavenly home. He was a  native of Moore County, born on November 9, 1958 to the late Daniel Patrick and Hallie Gwyn Priest. Doug grew up on the family farm and  learned a way of life that he grew to love. Seeing things grow brought him great joy. 

Doug was married to his lifelong sweetheart, Angela Womble Priest for 44 years. Together they built a loving home for their children, Aaron Priest (wife, Heidi) of Carthage, Mary Laura King (husband, Graylin) of Apex, Dawn Perry (husband, Danny) of Carthage, and Virginia Baker (husband, Krystofer) of Cameron. Doug shared his love of hard work, carpentry, woodworking, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends. He took pride in being able to help others, always jumping into action any time someone called for help. He has left his treasured handiwork in the homes and lives of many that he knew and loved. 

He instilled his Christian values in the lives of his grandchildren, along with a spark of mischievousness. Doug was quick to share a picture and a story about his recent adventures and accomplished  moments centered around his grandkids. He was a proud “Papa” to Trevor, Mallory and Isabella King; Oliver, Harris and Case Perry; and Abner, Elijah, Abigail and Miriam Priest. Two more blessings are on the way.

Doug was a loving brother to his siblings. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Patrick “Shorty” Priest, Jr. and Latham Gwyn. He is survived by Jean Priest Marsh (Bill) of Carthage and Mary Priest MacLean of South Port, Owen Priest (Christine) of Seagrove, and Huey Priest (Cindy) of Carthage. Doug had many nieces and nephews that surrounded him throughout his life. Doug was also blessed with countless friends in his life who he valued and treasured.

In addition to spending time with his family, Doug loved to work. He found value in being productive and completing a task. He spent countless hours with Jerry Waylon Boyd who was more than a brother to him. Their lifelong friendship created a relationship that ran like a well-oiled machine. 

You would often find Doug  in his shop, working on a project for someone or tinkering on an idea that was waiting to be manifested. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and soaking in God's glory.

The family is receiving friends and loved ones at their home in Carthage. A funeral will be held Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 3:00pm at Red Branch Baptist Church with Greg Poplin and Jeff Mitchell officiating. A private graveside service will follow the service.

Condolences may be made at  Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.  

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Funeral Service
November 19, 2023

3:00 PM
Red Branch Baptist Church
1748 Old River Rd
Carthage, NC 28327

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