John Moring Percival May 29, 1929 – October 8, 2012

John Moring Percival May 29, 1929 - October 8, 2012

John Moring Percival, 83, of Fort Collins, died October 8, 2012 after a short illness. Mr. Percival was born May 29, 1929 in San Diego, CA to John Wesley and Thelma B. (Moring) Percival.
 He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Novis L. Barrett Percival; children, John (Linda) Percival, Franci (Mike) Smith and Larry (Hope) Percival; and granddaughters Charlene, Ashley and Haley; and great-grandson, Zachary; cousin, Peter Moring.
 Mr. Percival graduated San Jose State University. He was a motorcycle officer and homicide detective for the San Jose Police Department.
 John owned a Fixed Base Aviation Business in San Jose, CA at the Municipal Airport. He also operated San Benito Air Service in Hollister, CA.
 Mr. Percival enjoyed motorcycle motocross racing which he did from 1948-2003, He was California Parachute Club President, skydiving from1958-2001, he enjoyed flying and was an instrument and multi-engine rated commercial pilot owning WWII P-51, 1930’s DC-3, 1950’s Convair, 1926 Howard aircraft; and various single and twin-engine Cessna and Piper aircraft.
 He bought, sold and salvaged large commercial aircraft around the world, ferried aircraft to/from across the US, Mexico, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Pakistan and India. He also enjoyed bicycling, skiing, body Surfing, scuba diving, and wind surfing.
 John supported many charities for people and animals.
 A private service will be held. Friends may send condolences to the family at
 A Private Family Service will be held.

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