Dennis L. Percy, 79, of Hastings, MI died unexpectedly May 3, 2018. Denny was born November 12, 1938, to Gilbert and Madelyn (Wunderlich) Percy in Kalamazoo, MI. He was the proud holder of five diplomas from Western Michigan University. The first three he received from their campus school: kindergarten; junior high, and high school. He then went on to attend WMU for his bachelors and masters diplomas. He earned his specialist degree from Wayne State University. Denny dedicated 33 years in education, first as a teacher and Business Manager in the Brandywine, MI Public Schools (1960-68) before assuming the role of Assistant Superintendent for Business Affairs (1968-1993) with the St. Joseph Public Schools. He was a member of the St. Joseph Lions Club serving as President from1992-1993. In his retirement years he enjoyed volunteering by sharing his handyman and construction skills at Red Bird Mission, KY and with individuals in need in the community. The excellence of his DIY and home improvement projects around his home and for many others kept him busy and leave tangible reminders of his love and talents. Denny was an avid woodworker, enjoyed photography and frequently traveled domestically and abroad. He and his family saw 48 of the 50 states by car and his travel overseas took him to Belize, Germany, Switzerland, China, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Kenya. He also enjoyed fishing, reading, and most of all spending time with his family. Denny is survived by his wife Karla(Kinney) Percy of 57 years; daughter, Linda Percy, and grandchildren, Jesse and Kiah; son, Michael Percy (Meg), and grandchildren Jacob (Julia) and Emma; sister Barbara Turkal (Stephen); nieces Amy Bowman (Trent and son Zachary) and Jennifer Turkal (Jeff Conlin); many Percy and Wunderlich cousins and beloved golden retriever, Abby. Services will be held Monday, May 14, 2018, at First United Methodist Church, 209 West Green Street, Hastings, MI 49058. Visitation will be at 10:30 followed by a memorial service at 11:00, officiated by Rev. Jeff Williams and Jacob Percy. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to St. Joseph Public School (SJPS) Foundation, 3275 Lincoln Ave., St. Joseph, MI 49085.