He attended Michigan State and was active in the ROTC program, but didn't graduate because he had to return home to work on the farm. At some point after Percy married Lilah, John and Mabel moved out of the family farm to Tecumseh, MI. During the depression Percy supported his family off of the farm, had chickens, cattle, horses and grew various crops.
When Dick and Eleanor were freshman at the Ford High School, Percy began growing tomatoes for the Campbell Soup company.
He was a Pioneer corn seed dealer. There was a little building east of the barn on the family farm where the seed was delivered and farmers would come pick up the seeds.
He passed away in 1990. 
Percy's daughter Eleanor
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