David Clark Priestly

Born on November 24, 1949

Departed on June 28, 2015 and resided in Jonesboro, GA

David Clark Priestly, 65 of Jonesboro Georgia joined his wife Karen Mary Priestly in heaven on June 28th 2015 at 6:42 p.m. David was born on November 24th 1949 in Jamaica Plain Massachusetts to the late James and Barbara Priestly.

Dave began his career in sheet metal in Northern Ohio in July of 1985. He transferred his membership to Local 85 in Atlanta, GA in December of 1991. During his career Dave worked various projects around Augusta, Savannah and Atlanta, including nuclear shut downs of which he excelled. Dave was well respected by his union brethren and will be greatly missed on the job sites and monthly union meetings.

Dave was an amazing husband, dad and pap paw to not only his blood family but also many others. He was a great mentor, coach, friend, brother, son, co- worker, and impacted many lives in numerous meaningful ways. Dave had a sense of humor like no other, and anyone who knew him can attest to that. Dave was witty, courageous, fun, honest, and always placed others before him. Dave was passionate about his family, job and his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and bird watching. Dave's other hobbies included cooking for his family, collecting various unique items and more importantly watching his children and grandchildren's milestones in life.

Dave will be greatly missed by his four daughters, Suzanne, Barbara, Angel and Rhiannon as well as his 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 4 brothers, 1 sister and his step mother. Dave left many loyal friendships that he truly cherished throughout his years.

Dad, pap paw, Dave this is not a "goodbye" it's a "see you later" We all love you MORE and we know that you will ALWAYS be with us.


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  1. Mirranda Jenkins July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Papaw you will forever be in my heart. I will always cherish the happy memories I have and what a previledge it was to be your little movie star and tweety bird. Until I see you again xoxoxo

  2. Mirranda Jenkins July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Papaw you will forever be in my heart. I will always cherish the happy memories I have and what a previledge it was to be your little movie star and tweety bird. Until I see you again xoxoxo

  3. Claudia Christine July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    It’s never easy for those of us left behind, but you “Dad” are home. Your spirit & memory will forever remain in all our hearts. And even though we never physically met, I feel as If we had through our interaction with Re. I promise you I’ll always be here for her and Ashton. Rest peacefully.

    “The Dog Lady” ;

  4. Rhiannon July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I love you MORE and you are deeply deeply missed every minute of every day IYDAYMD

  5. Amanda Freedenburg July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Re- my heart is still heavy for you and you are forever in my thoughts. Your dad was always so much fun and full of spunk. I always saw so much of him in you. I know you will miss him dearly and I hope you find peace and comfort in memories. I love you.

  6. Natalie Ferris July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dave Priestly was a great man, a good friend and a proud union member. I will miss him dearly.

  7. Tom Young July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Will miss you Big Dave

  8. mike big bird strickland July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    RIP my brother!! while i will miss you i realize you went to bigger and better things……….and there is always work somewhere! LOL

  9. Debbie Bryson Norton July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the family.May he rest in paradise.

  10. floyd perry July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I will miss you my friend.

  11. cheryl ricard July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Pri– So sorry to you and your family on your lost Prayers are with you all as you go though this time. He sounds like he was a great fun guy.. Sorry

  12. Jeanette July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    What a beautiful legacy was created. I am so glad I was able to meet you Re…I see so much of you and your heart in your Dad.

  13. Bill Keesler July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I was blessed in 2004, as a pre-apprentice, to meet and befriend you on my first “Local” job. You were the one person who saw something in me that the other’s didn’t. You made me feel like family, and encouraged me to further my career. I’ll never forget that, as it meant the world to me. Praying for your family, and, yes….I’ll “see ya later”!

  14. Ann Sims July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I remember you being awesome family man to your girls and your wife Karen. I know you are missed by everyone who knew you. I am praying for God’s comfort and peace for your family and friends.

  15. Tricia Garcia July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My prayers are with all of you. He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. R. I. P.

  16. Tricia Garcia July 10, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My prayers are with all of you. He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. R. I. P.

  17. Kathie Sanchez July 12, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Only knowing Barb,your Dad had to be a great guy,because she is such a loving, caring person. My sympathies to the entire family. God is good. You are all loved. Sincerely, Kathie and Miguel Sanchez

  18. Barbara July 13, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Dad I miss you every minute of everyday!! Especially our morning texts and phone calls!! I know you are very happy to be with Mom and that makes us all happy at this sad time!! I love you most!!! As you would say “be good be careful behave talk at you later”

  19. Toni Sponenberg July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Please know that you are all in my prayers, He is resting in peace now

  20. Jodi July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Prayers for your Family! Love you Barbie!
    Jodi, Sabrina, Skyler and Katie

  21. amanda paishon July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My condolences to the family!

  22. linda Malone July 16, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    My Condolences Barbi and Re Prayers for your family ….You are in my thoughts everyday !

  23. Carrie Bair July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    RIH Dave…Dad & my prayers are with your family…love CareBair Xoxo

  24. sandy clark July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Rest in peace! Only met you briefly! You will be missed!

  25. sandy clark July 17, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    Rest in peace! Only met you briefly! You will be missed!

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