Laymond “Gene” Percival
Funeral services for Laymond “Gene” Percival, 77, Lawrence will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. He died October 1, 2011 at his home.
He was born on May 19, 1934 in Lone Star, KS the son of Melvin R. and Tilda C. Campbell Percival.
He grew up in rural Douglas County and attended grade school in Washington Creek area and high school in Overbrook.
Gene worked as a self employed farmer, truck driver and mechanic.
He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed church and spending time with his family.
He married Judy Faulkner on June 8, 1971 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Ida Johnson, and husband Brad, Lawrence, DeAnna Gatrel, Issaquah, WA; four grandchildren, Gabe and Kyla Johnson, Trey and Zach Gatrel; and one brother, Ivan Percival, Lawrence.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
We are truly sorry for your loss. We have no words that will ever soften the sorrow,and loneliness for you. Please however remember our prayers and love are with you and the family at this time and always.
Verna, Dennis, and Rebecca Nix
Dear Judy, Ida and family,
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Gene’s passing. As you begin your journey we are here to support you in your grieving process. We share comfort in knowing Gene is no longer suffering. With sincere sympathy, David, Mary Beth, Zachary, Jordan & Jon David Massey
As sisters, Judy, who would ever guessed we would marry farmers and live such good life with them for 40+ years. They are our best friends and it is so hard to say good bye. But we know that Gene is in a far better place and rejoicing with the Lord. Free from pain and suffering he has gone through the last few years. Love you always your sister
Please know that your entire family is in my prayers!
Sis and Ida; I know that this is a very difficult time, but as we all know our time here on this earth is numbered but we have the FAITH that our destiny is not here, but with our LORD for ETERNITY. We know by the way Gene spoke the last few weeks he was with us that he is in HEAVEN with JESUS and we will be able to see him again, when it is our time to be called home. He is without the pain that he was in here (Rev 21: 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”) and can REJOICE with his family as they were waiting for him to come home, the same as he will do for us that follow.
With ALL of our Chester “Butch” Faulkner Carole Faulkner and the Faulkner Family in Washington State.
So sorry for the loss of your Father. I wish I had words to comfort you. I will continue to pray for your family. I am sure you have lots of wonderful memories of your Dad to help you get through the bad days.
Judy, Ida and family; I was so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I always remember his gentle teasing and his smile when we would sit together at the VNA Christmas parties. I know the memories of your wonderful times together and in growing up will be such a source of peace for you. Call me anytime. I’ll always be your late night friend, for some of those lonely times. Love, Jeri