G. B. Percival (JACKSON, S.C.)


JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. Goebel B. "G.B." Percival, Jr., 85 of Lions Club Road, Jackson, SC, who entered into rest Sunday, July 18, 2010 will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Dr. Kenneth Klingler officiating. Interment in Jackson Memorial Cemetery with Veterans Honors. Mr. Percival was a native of New Tazewell, Tennessee, having made Jackson his home for the past 59 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson where he volunteered in caring for the church's maintenance and sound system and was a member of the Baracca II Sunday School Class. He was active at the Jackson Senior Center and a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II, where he served as a Nose Gunner. Mr. Percival retired from the E.I. DuPont Company at the Savannah River Plant with 30 years of service where he became the first Locksmith known as "Fingers", serving the entire plant area. He was an avid camper and fisherman and was predeceased by his sister, Anna McNabb. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Edith Johns Percival; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Mary Jane Percival, Jackson; a daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Randy Watkins, Evans; three grandchildren, Shawn "Bubba" Percival, Randy Watkins and Chris Watkins; a brother, Bill Percival, New Tazewell, TN. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Baracca II Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening from 6 to 8. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Jackson Building Fund, P.O. Box 130, Jackson, SC 29831. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-July 20, 2010