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Percy Prejean Jr.


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Percy Prejean Jr. Obituary
Percy Prejean Jr (B. 10/24/29) was called home 12/11/17.

Born in Lafayette LA, “Mr. Prejean”, brought all that was “country” to the city of Los Angeles.

He served our nation at the close of WW2 with the USMC, becoming a drill and survival instructor, and later reenlisted in the USAF to during the Korean War.

He was an avid, scratch golfer who loved to fish and backpack. He retired from the DWP as a heavy equipment operator.

His life’s passion was helping boys become men via the Boy Scouts of America. He was a natural born leader who knew how to instill leadership into young men. He taught the values of hard work, integrity, honesty, teamwork and giving of oneself. He prepared boys and young men for the realities of life. He was understanding, yet firm and he lead by example, from the front. He lived the Scout Oath and Scout Law. He himself was the recipient of the “Silver Beaver Award”, a distinguished service award shared by a very small group of BSA’s top adult leaders – there is no higher adult award in BSA. He was the embodiment of this award. He made scouting exciting and it was an honor to be in his company. Mr. Prejean was truly a great man and he was loved. Forest Witcraft famously wrote, “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different, because I was important in the life of a boy.”

Percy is predeceased by his wife Jackie, and survived by his children, Jerry, Steven, Ronald and Diane; Grandchildren, Ricky, Matt, Chris, Kimberly and Jeremy; Great-Grandchildren, Eila, Gwyn, Jake Dean, Sophia and Symphony.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News on Jan. 3, 2018
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