Born to Leroy Priess and Biona L. Priess in Stafford, KS.
Begins working as an engineer for NASA-JSC.
Receives the Skylab Achievement Award and the NASA Group Achievement Award with the Earth Resources Experiment Team, from NASA.
Receives the NASA Group Achievement Award for his work with the ASTP Atmospheric Electricity Team at NASA.
Earns the NASA Special Award from the Approach and Landing Test Program at NASA.
Serves as a Lieutenant Colonel within the United States National Guard.
Receives a Recognition of Excellence from NASA.
Receives the Superior Accomplishment Award for Exemplary Support to the Flight Crew Operations Directorate from NASA.
Is named King of Krewe in the Bahamas.
Retires as an engineer for NASA-JSC.
Is inducted into Stafford High School’s Stafford Kansas Hall of Fame in October.
Is named King of Gambrinus.
Is named a permanent contributing member to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Receives the 50 Years of Federal Service Award from NASA in Houston, TX.
Maintains lifetime membership with organizations such as Masonic Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite and Shriners International.