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Robert L. Priddy, 85, a long time Rushville resident, passed away Feb. 15, 2017 in Greenfield.
He was born April 3, 1931 in Bedford to Valeria (Day) Mason. Bob was a 1948 graduate of Bedford High School. He joined the US Army after graduating and served until 1952 during the Korean War. He married Frances Webster on Aug. 30, 1952 and she survives.
Bob & Frances moved to Rushville in 1959, he spent his early life in Bedford and Kentucky. He owned & operated First Credit in Rushville since 1976. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Bob was passionate about painting, wine making, fishing, golfing, helping out "extended" family, manicuring his yard or his neighbors and above all he was a son of God.
Bob was very involved with coaching & organizing various sporting events. He coached golf at Lawrence Central High School and was asst. coach at Greenfield Central High School, he coached baseball in Oaklandon and Rushville and coached basketball in Lawrence Twp. and at the Jordan YMCA. He helped to start the Cub League Baseball league in Rushville in 1960.
He is survived by his wife, Frances and daughter, Debrya Priddy both of Rushville and a step brother, Joe (Barbara) Mason of CA. Bob was preceded in death by brothers, James and Charles, a sister, Barbara Priddy and a step sister, Barbara Piper.
Services will be held at 3 PM Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Rev. Roy Ice presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Cemetery in Bedford on Monday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. There will be a time for friends to visit at the Cresthaven Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10 AM until time of commital at 11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul's United Methodist Church or the RCCF where a scholarship fund will be established to honor Bob.
Published on February 16, 2017
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