Earl Lee Priest, age 76 of Hartland Township, passed away at his home on Friday, December 28, 2012. Born April 8, 1936 in Detroit, he was the son of Jack O. and Eva B. (Canfield) Priest. A Hartland Township resident for the past 50 years, Earl was a retired (1992) experimental machinist at the General Motors Proving Grounds. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed working on cars and traveling. Beloved husband of Janet (Newsome) Priest whom he married in Detroit on July 25, 1959. Loving father of Robert (Alena) Priest of Redford and Carolyn (Clayton) Davis of Augusta, Kansas. Proud and loving grandfather of Jenny and Matthew. Brother of Jack (Sharon) Priest of Taylor and the late Richard (Marg) Priest of Westland. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 2, 11:00 a.m. at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800) where the family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Humane Society of Livingston County or to the Woodland Cancer Center.