A memorial service for Harry Percy, 88, former Clinton businessman, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.
He died Monday, July 29, 2019, in his Clinton home. Harry Franklin Percy was born Sept. 26, 1930, to Fred and Mary Louise (Bradford) Percy in El Reno. He was raised in El Reno and Stillwater, and graduated from Stillwater High School. He received a business degree from Oklahoma State University.
In 1952 he was commissioned into the U.S. Air Force at the Salina AF Base, Kan., where he met Betty Jean Vignery. They married on Feb. 27, 1954, and soon after moved to Clinton. There he joined the Air National Guard and retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1990.
Percy owned and operated the Clinton Ice Plant from 1954 until retirement in 1993. In 40 years he grew the business from Clinton throughout Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. He was recognized in the ice industry, a member of the National Ice Association, and since 1994 was an Honorary member of the Southwestern Ice Association.
In Clinton he was active at the United Methodist Church a member of the Lions Club, and a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity at OSU.
Percy enjoyed sports and was a passionate supporter of OSU, where he also played on the basketball team. He enjoyed skiing, golfing and spending time at the family ranch and at the family mountain cabin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Survivors include a son, Larry Percy and wife Annie of Troy, Ala.; a daughter, Catherine Montanini and husband Pierluigi of Hallandale, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Brice Percy and wife Kelsey, Tyler Percy and wife Kara, Joseph and Jonathan Montanini. He is also survived by a special friend, Jackie Fields of Fairhope, Ala.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to a favorite charity.
The service will be officiated by Doyle Kinney and Rick Robart under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.