Michael Glen Priest

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Michael Glen Priest, of Hewitt, passed away Sunday, May 5, surrounded by family. He was born May 1, 1956 in Long Beach, CA, the third child of Glen and Bessie Priest.

Memorial Service and Celebration of Life:  2pm Saturday, June 15, 2024 in the Parish Hall at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 305 N 30th St, Waco, TX 76710

He grew up in Lawton and Geronimo, OK and attended Lawton High School. His parents loved music, and he and his siblings enjoyed playing guitars and singing every time they got together. His love of music continues on through his children and grandchildren.

On August 6, 1977, he married the love of his life Debra Kay Melendy, with whom he had four children.

He was a “Mike of All Trades” and in his life he had many different jobs: roughneck on an oil field, HVAC technician, car salesman, carpenter, and handyman, but by far his favorite job was that of Grandpa. He cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren, picking them up from school, taking them to the park, having sleepovers on weekends, and just sitting together with them in his big grandpa chair.

He loved the Lord, and we know that he is with his loved ones in Heaven. He is preceded in death by his parents and by his sister, Deborah Anne Priest.

He is survived by his loving wife Debbie; children and children-in-law, Corissa and Ernest Patterson of Hewitt, Catherine and Kevin Stahlecker of Willis, Tiffany and Jacob Scarborough of Speegleville, and William Priest and Jason Sanchez of Hewitt; grandchildren, Alexandra, Madden, Jocelyn, Caroline, Matthew, Cooper, Addison, and Michael; great-granddaughter, Isla; siblings and siblings-in-law, Harold and Debbie Priest of Yukon, OK, Julie and Bob Picek of Norman, OK, and Randy and Becky Priest of Blanchard, OK; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

His family extends thanks to his friends and to the staff of Ascension Providence hospital.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association.


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  1. Steve Hankins

    Mike was one of my best friends. I loved listening to him play a mandolin on the porch. Great man.

  2. Barbara Phillips Littlepage

    Mike, will always be remembered as my baby cousin who played pranks on me anytime he could! I loved his so much! Just a few days before he passed away he texted me asking for prayers. I assured him he was in my prayers. We told each other that we loved the other. I know he is rejoicing with my baby boy, other cousins, little sister, and his parents in heaven!

  3. John Wachsmann

    He will be greatly missed by many! I have many fond memories of Mike.

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