Percy Lee Wall
March 22, 1925 – September 5, 2013
Greensboro, NC: Percy Lee Wall, 88, died September 5, 2013. A private family service will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 followed by a reception from 5-7 pm at the residence.
Percy, son of the late Jesse Allen and Talitha Jefferson Wall, was born on March 22, 1925. He finished high school in Winston-Salem and then graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with an undergraduate and law degree.
As a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, Percy was on the Board of Deacons (past chair) and an Elder. He was a member and teacher of the Yong Men’s Bible Class. He practiced law in Greensboro for 55 years and was member of the Greensboro Bar Association (past president), State and Federal Bar Associations. He was an officer in the Army Air Corps during WW II.
Percy is survived by his wife, Jean Griffith Wall; his son, John Allen Wall and his wife Janice Cody of Chicago, IL; a daughter, Anne Wall McIntosh and husband William Averett McIntosh of Millwood, VA; granddaughters Averett Lee McIntosh, Sara Ligon McIntosh, Vera MiaoQin Wall, Emma Joy Yuzheng Wall; brother, James Allen Wall and wife Frances. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 611 N. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401; Greensboro Urban Ministry 305 W. Lee ST, Greensboro, NC 27406; The Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401; or to a charity of one’s choice.
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September 14, 2013
Jean, my mother Margie and I are out of town but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am told that you and Percy were my very first baby sitters. Thank you for your friendship. We will miss him!
September 13, 2013
Percy was a very dear and special person - he reminded me of my Dad. I miss them both.
September 11, 2013
It was an honor for me to be a colleague of Percy's for 40 years. He was a legend at the practice of law when the law was such an honorable profession. He will be sorely missed. Cindy and I were thrilled to share two weeks with Percy and Jean out west. What a great couple. John and Cindy Lunsford
Joe and Georgia Williams
September 11, 2013
To the Wall Family, Percy was one of my mentors when I first come home to practice law. In my many cases against him, he taught me the art of losing with dignity and the virtue of winning with humility. Georgia and I offer our prayers for your family in this time of grief.
September 9, 2013
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Praying for you Anne and all your family.
September 8, 2013
Dear Jean. Allen, Anne & family,
Dad, Jack and I send our love and heartfelt sympathy to each of you for your loss. Percy was a special fellow, a friend to each of us, and we each treasure all of the memories we have of times with him. It's a long history of a special friendships over 50+ years.
Dad isn't able to come (but he is doing well in Raleigh), and Jack and I regret that we will not be able to be there next Saturday either...we wish it could be otherwise, but prior commitments prevent it. We will miss the time to see each of you then, but hope to be in Greensboro soon and to see you then, Jean.
Please now that you are each in our prayers. We send our love,