William Hamilton Priest, Jr.

September 30, 1984 - October 25, 2012
William Hamilton Priest, Jr.


William Hamilton Priest, Jr. died at home with his family on Thursday, October 25, 2012. He was born on September 30, 1984 in Wilmington, NC, the son of William Hamilton Priest and the late Kathy Dieteman Priest. Will attended New Hanover High School and graduated from Cape Fear Community College with a degree in cosmetology.

Will is survived by his father, sister, Jessica; brother, Bradley Foster of Kannapolis, NC; his aunt, Tammy Dyson Ward and husband, Nathan and their children, Victoria and Ian of Raleigh, NC; his uncle, Warren Priest and wife, Cleone and their children, Christina, Kimberly and Greg of Connecticut.

Will lived his life with passion and exuberance. From his witty commentaries, to his late-night garden parties, there was never a dull moment with Will. He will be missed.

In celebration of Will’s life, a Memorial will be held at 11:00 am Monday, November 5, 2012 at Watermark Marina, 4114 River Road, Wilmington, NC

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  • November 01, 2012
    Tonya Lunesford says:
    I will miss all the laughter that we had. When I was down u always knew what to say to make me laugh. You never cared what people thought about you and always smiled.you will be missed by alot of people. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace buddy and shine on.

  • October 31, 2012
    Hew Wasson says:
    I was so sorry to hear of your passing. Rest in peace, Will.

  • October 31, 2012
    Mandy Foreman aka Dj Lil Mandy says:
    You will be missed, You looked so good last week!!!! Miss you buddy

  • October 31, 2012
    Ryan Lee Burris says:
    Such a terrible loss at such a young age! You will be missed by many Will! R.I.P

  • October 30, 2012
    J B Owen says:
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take comfort that Will is with God and experiencing perfect love and peace and we will see him again!