Dateline: March 22, 2007

Mr. Ralph Raoul Percival, age 77, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Princeton, passed away December 20, 2006.

Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at Ridgeview Memorial Park and included the Color Guard Flag Ceremony and the beautiful Trinity of Doves presentation. Dr. Mark Forrest officiated.

Mr. Percival was born August 25, 1929, in Clarendon to Herman Leon and Peggy Aileen (Gardner) Percival. In 1971 he married Georgie Lenora Moore in McKinney. After graduating from college, he proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Ralph retired from Boeing and spent most of his time with Georgie and their twenty-three adopted Pomeranians; planting many native plants on their property overlooking Lake Lavon and working in his workshop. He also enjoyed making large model airplanes to scale. Ralph’s largest project was the research and building of a powerful Telsa Coil. Both he and Georgie enjoyed retirement and a quiet and peaceful life overlooking the lake.

He is survived by his daughter, Diane Tucker and husband, Larry of Houston, Texas; brother, Joe Percival and wife, Judy of Grand Prairie; his sister, Jean Marie Morrow and husband, Kenneth of Clarendon.

 Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Georgie Percival and his step-son, Douglas Wayne, an honored Eagle Scout.

 

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