David Allen Percifield

July 9, 1943February 12, 2019

David Allen Percifield, 75, of Brown County died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Columbus. He was born July 9, 1943 in Indianapolis to Wilber Allen Percifield and Eleanor Elizabeth Wilkerson Percifield. He was retired as a Skilled Trades Journeyman from Allison/Rolls Royce in Indianapolis.

Survivors include his daughter, Kelly Percifield of Columbus; a son, Bryon Percifield of Bean Blossom; a grandson, Jacob Bryon (wife Shelby) Percifield; a great grandson, Laine Jacob Percifield; three sisters, Lynn Percifield, Susie Bessire and Cathy (husband Michael) Kazimier; a brother, Andy (wife Margo) Percifield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 22 years, Roberta Jeanenne Smith Percifield.

David was a 1962 Graduate of Brown County High School, shortly after graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and attained the rank of RD3. While in the Navy he was stationed at Virginia Beach and then the USS Beale where he did a Mediterranean deployment. After his discharged he went to work in Indianapolis first for Allison Transmission and then Rolls Royce. He was a Director for Hoosier Hills Gun Club, a life member of the NRA, other memberships include NFAA and IFAA. David enjoyed hunting and fishing and coached Brown County Little League for several years.

There will be a Memorial Gathering on Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM in Bond-Mitchell Funeral Home, 1682 State Road 135 North, Nashville.

David was a very giving person, he was always the first to give blood when the need arose and in his death continued to give by donating to the Indiana Donor Network to help others in need. Friends are encouraged to remember David by donating blood in his memory.


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, February 17, 2019
  • Military Honors and Memorial Service Sunday, February 17, 2019

David Allen Percifield

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Lacy & Jennifer Miller

February 15, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of David. We moved to Brown County in 2016 from Florida across the street from him. In all honesty, we met his dog Mox (whom we affectionately refer to as mox-a-million) first. He (Mox) made quite the impression with his ferocious bark, until David assured us he was a big baby (he really is). We soon discovered that David was the brother of a childhood friend (Rachael’s) mother, Cathy. We looked after one another. David always greeted both of us with an open mind, a friendly smile and was always the first to offer a wave, a kind word or, in some cases, a rant over a recent change the town made regarding registering your dogs. I speak for the both of us, but we both can agree our fondest memory and most ongoing interaction with David was over mowing our lawns. It seems silly but we would always have a laugh (and truth be told a small grudge) when we would spend 2 hours push mowing the most perfect diagonal lines in our front yard through mole hills, around stumps, water know a typical Brown County yard, sweating, and maybe cursing along the way with multiple breaks, and did we mention the mole hills? On one final break, like clockwork, David’s garage door would open. Wouldn’t you know that man EVERY. SINGLE. TIME would back his riding mower out and almost menacingly mow the exact same pattern in about 20-minutes! We will miss David and his lawn-mowing antics, his friendly face, talking about his shooting adventures with his son and checking to see if his truck is in the drive. He has left an incredible void in our life and coming home isn’t as warm as it used to be, and may never be. We worry about Mox and how he is coping as much as we feel deeply saddened for his family and friends whom have known way more about the man he was then we will ever know. Our deepest sympathies Lacy & Jennifer Miller.