Monday, November 22, 2021 2:57 PM
Dr. Robert Ray Priddy, 92, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at his residence.Dr. Priddy graduated from Bluffton High School and served as a PFC in the U.S. Marines Reserve Company Band from 1947 to 1949 and as a major in the Civil Air Patrol at the Fort Wayne Senior Squadron. He was a graduate of Huntington College, University of St. Francis and Ball State University. He worked at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne, taught for seven years in the Bluffton-Harrison MSD and Huntington County Community Schools, and taught for 25 years as a professor at Huntington College and Mount Vernon Nazarene College, where he retired as a Professor Emeritus. He conducted research on Bobwhite Quail in Indiana and Ohio for over 30 years. He was born on Jan. 17, 1929 in Muncie, to Harold E. and Dorothy M. Yost Priddy. He married H. Rosalie Wright on July 2, 1948. She preceded him in death on May 1, 2002. Survivors include three children, Dr. Evelyn Priddy, of Huntington, Jacqueline (David) Miller, of LaPorte, and Dr. David (Marilyn) Priddy, of Peoria, IL; three sisters, Roberta Ruth Solts, of Boise, ID, Mary Lou Johnson, of Colorado, and Martha Sue Mitchem, of Rock View, WV; four grandchildren, Cheryl (Joe) Killingbeck, Michelle (Evan) Lancaster, Gregory Miller and Stephanie (Chet) Hunsley; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at 11 a.m., at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, 308 W. Washington St., Bluffton, with Rev. Kate Uebersax officiating. Burial will follow at I.O.O.F. – Twin Hills Cemetery in Pennville. Memorials may be made to Huntington University, Mount Vernon Nazarene College or to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at thomarich.com.