Darrell W. Priest, age 79, of Columbus, passed away after a long illness on March 18, 2015 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He is a 20 Year U.S. Air Force Retiree (1953-1974). Member of American Legion Southway Post No. 144, V.F.W. Post No. 3424, and AmVets No. 1312. Preceded in death by parents, Charles Priest and Orpha Mercer, and brother George Priest. Survived by wife of 60 years, Shirley Priest; children Doug (Becky) Priest and Joni (Larry) Livingston; grandchildren, Rhiannon Ferrari, Brennan Priest, Kaylea (Matt) Annen, and Cody Livingston; great-grandchildren, Nickolas Staley and Harper Ferrari; sister, Janice Runyon; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Family will receive friends Wednesday March 25, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St, where service will be held Thursday 11:30 a.m., Pastor Matthew Cox officiating. Interment with military honors to follow at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or the American Diabetes Assoc. To sign and view Darrell's online guest book please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com.