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     Thomas Mitchell Percy, age 58, of Jasper, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008, due to a motorcycle accident east of Lamar.


     Tom was born April 10, 1950, in Colony, Kansas, to Carl and Letha Mae (Bunker) Percy.  He graduated from high school in Iola, Kansas and had been a truck driver most of his life.  He worked for Thorco in Lamar for several years and had driven for D & D Sexton Trucking for the last 12 years.  Tom was an active member of First Christian Church of Carthage, Christian Motorcycle Association, Bill Glass Prison Ministries, Spring River R/C Club, Academy of Model Aeronautics, and was a past member of the Frontier Wagon Club.


     On March 19, 1983, in Carthage, Tom married Billie Ann Cook, and they celebrated 25 years together this spring.  Also surviving are two sons, Frank Balster, Jr. & wife Christie of Northfield, Minnesota, Steven & wife Donna Balster of Jasper; four daughters, Penni & husband Pete Welch of Jasper, Tressa & husband Danny Luttrell, Taneyville, Missouri, Letha Mae & husband Tim Thomas, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Chrystal Roland and long-time companion, Rick Ellingswood, Forsythe, Missouri; a brother, Bill & wife Deloris Percy of Clarksville, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren, Jennie Jo & husband Lester Dalton of Webb City, Heather & husband Chris Caldwell of Carthage, Missouri, Brittney Balster of Maryville, Missouri, Andy & Katie Balster of Northfield, Minnesota, David Nally & Stacy Moser, both of Jasper, Michael & Cherise Thomas of Tulsa, Nathan & Shelby Lutterell of Taneyville, and Brandon Roland of Forsythe; and seven great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jade, Abbi, Chloe, Joey, Jonathon, and Kaden.



     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 16th, at First Christian Church of Carthage with burial in Waters Cemetery near Jasper.


     The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to First Christian Church Timothy Fund or the C.M.A. Bible Fund in care of Daniel Funeral Home.




#1 Carmen Owen 2008-10-15 06:46
Billie Ann,
Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss! Please know that our thoughts and prayers will be with you through this only God can comfort you through this!
Carmen Owen &
James A. Novak, CPA office

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