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FREDRICK LEE PRIEST Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home A loyal son, loving husband, outstanding father, the best papa, one incredible man. Fredrick Lee Priest, fondly known by his family as Toby, passed away far too soon, June 14, 2017, at the age of 53. Fred was born in Hermiston OR, on November 22, 1963 to Bonnie and Fred Priest. He spent his early childhood in Grand-view, WA moving to Sierra Vista, AZ at the age of 8. Fred moved to Kennewick, WA the summer of 1980, starting his junior year of high school at Kamiakin and participating in the automotive program at Tri-Tech. Fred graduated from Kamiakin in1982. While at Tri-Tech his senior year he met the love of his life, Vickey who was in the early childhood program. Fred and Vickey joined hands in marriage June 4, 1983, the day following Vickey's graduation. Together, they had two children, Valorie and Jacob. As young parents, their time was spent taking the kids to baseball, basketball, hockey and Rainbow events all across the state. Restoring and collecting classic cars with his son was one of Fred's biggest passions in life. Another great talent of Fred's were his skills in the kitchen or on the BBQ. He loved nothing more than sharing great food with family and friends. Spending time with family and enjoying his four grandchildren was a very important part of life for Fred and always put a smile on his face. Fred worked for Fasteners Inc. in Pasco as the branch manager for over 34 years until recently retiring in June of 2016. Fred was proud of the team he built at Fasteners over the years, which became his second family. For the past year Fred was running Radical Parts Merchandise while helping to orchestrate the opening of Copper State Bolt and Nut Co. He was so excited for this new chapter of his life to begin. Throughout Fred's life he touched so many people in our community and developed long lasting friendships. Another important piece of Fred's life was Teddy Bear Day Care, Vickey's in-home business. Fred played an important role in supporting Vickey in her career and was part of each child's life that attended the daycare. We will miss his silly nicknames, his loving hugs and his distinct laugh. He will be missed by many but never forgotten by anyone that got the chance to know him. Fred was proceeded in death by his grandparents, multiple family members and friends. He was survived by his wife of 34 years, Victoria (Duncan) Priest, daughter Valorie Hiner (Matt), son Jacob Priest (Kortney), grandchildren Gracie, Chloe and Clayton Hiner, and Kennady Priest, mother Bonnie Spencer, father Fredrick W. Priest (Carole) as well as other family consists of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. A celebration of Fred's life will be held at the Kennewick Church of the Nazarene (2402 South Union Street, Kennewick, WA 99338) on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 2:30pm. The reception will follow immediately after at his shop until 8pm. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Fred Priest Memorial fund at HAPO. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on June 22, 2017