Marion Priestly

Marion Lee Priestley, of Huntington, born Sept. 5, 1935, passed away May 5, 2015 at the age of 79 years and eight months. He was the son of the late Cline and Myrtle Iris Hager Priestley and was also preceded in death by one daughter, Rhonda Leigh Priestley, and one brother, Cline Theodore Priestley Jr. He was retired from Hino Trucks as North American director of sales. He was a member of Hamlin Baptist Church, Hamlin, American Legion Post No. 111, Hamlin, Masonic Lodge No. 79 AF&AM, Hamlin, Special Forces Association Chapter LXVIII and the W.Va. Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sowards Priestley of Huntington; brothers-in-law, J.V. Sowards of Hamlin, Harold Sowards of Huntington and Ronald Sowards of Newark, Ohio; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin, with Chaplain Paul Tuemler, the Rev. Ronald Sowards and Jason Sowards officiating. Interment will follow at Johnson Cemetery, Upper Mud River Road, Myra, with military graveside rites.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Koontz Funeral Home, Hamlin.

The family will be having a dinner at the Hamlin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall immediately following the burial and would like for all who can to attend.