September 22, 1939 - October 18, 2017
Clifford Kaye Priestley-September 22, 1939-October 18, 2017 "The Unofficial Mayor of Clyde” AKA “Big Red” Cliff was born on September 22, 1939 at, Ma Parry's Maternity Home in Holly, MI. He grew up in Clyde, MI and was a graduate of Milford H.S. Class of 1957. Go Redskins! He worked for Oakland County Road Commission for 35 years. He married the love of his life, Frances (Wilkinson) Priestley on August 1, 1964. In their 53 years of marriage, they spent 27 winter vacations enjoying Daytona Beach and cheering on the NASCAR races. He loved and owned several classic cars and made a few dollars betting on the ponies. He spent his retirement enjoying donuts each morning at The Looney Baker, while chatting with his friends and discussing the world's problems. Cliff was a man full of life and everyone who knew him, loved him and will remember him for his big personality and laugh. Loving husband of, Fran Priestley. Devoted son of the late, Franklin and Laura Belle Priestley. Brother of Nancy (late Bob) Fisher and proceeded in death by brothers John Priestley, and the late Ernest (Patsy) Priestley. Brother in law of Margaret Graves and the late Donald F. Wilkinson, Jr. Loving Uncle of Michelle (Michael) Shatzer, Kari (Robert) Weinsheimer, Debbie (Michael) Vanderlip, Jill (Tony) Kaczor, Karen (Jim) Kern, and Judy (Tom) Martin. Loving Dad to his late fur babies, Gidget, Pepi, Poncho, Penny, Buttons, and Abby. His family is incredibly grateful for the support of loving neighbors Chuck and Dawn Dittmar and Steve, Linda, and Tony Rufini. Much appreciation to Jeff and Marilyn Motschenbacher for their 24/7 help with whatever was needed. Special thanks to neighbor and favorite nurse, Ann and her husband Tom Niebauer. Many thanks to Custom Hospice and nurses, Angie and Julia. Finally, extending much appreciation to Highland Fire Dept. and Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Cliff's family will host a private memorial at a later date. The family is being assisted by Dryer Funeral Home, Holly.
Clifford Kaye Priestley-September 22, 1939-October 18, 2017 "The Unofficial Mayor of Clyde” AKA “Big Red” Cliff was born on September 22, 1939 at, Ma Parry's Maternity Home in Holly, MI. He grew up in Clyde, MI and was a graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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Clifford Kaye Priestley-September 22, 1939-October 18, 2017
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