Kevin Alan Percell

Mar 10, 1956 - Nov 15, 2015


The world lost a ray of sunshine on November 15, 2015, when Kevin Percell left this life to begin his next. Kevin had the most beautiful soul, he was larger than life, he always had a smile. His childlike love of life was infectious. Kevin was proud to be a native Californian, born in Walnut Creek to Bob and Marlene Percell, on March 10, 1956. His grandma Percell lived with his family until her passing so he had two wonderful mothers growing up. He leaves behind his heartbroken family and friends: the love of his life, Sheryl; his most treasured gift, daughter, Desiree; beloved brother Ken (who we call Kip) and his wife Kathy, nephews Robbie and Chris (Karianne and baby Jonah), and numerous other family members on Sheryl’s side of the family. When Sheryl and Kevin married, he was given three more sisters and three more brothers. He became another son to Jack and Patricia Loveall and the most loving uncle to his nieces and nephews. Kevin attended Sacramento State where he played basketball and befriended everyone he met. He ran his own home improvement business for 30 years, while he and Sheryl raised their beautiful daughter. The family lived in Citrus Heights and then moved to Roseville where they lived for the last 21 years. Sheryl, Kevin and Desiree were a team. Holidays were full of traditions: the twelve days of Christmas gifts, the dancing turkey, and the little boy twinkle always in his crystal blue eyes. Sheryl and Desiree, “my girls”, were his world and they knew it. He was not only an incredible father to Desiree, he was also her buddy. Sheryl and Kevin would refer to Desiree as “Ray” when they did guy stuff, like digging a trench in her yard and attending Kings games during their playoff run. Kevin loved tie-dye shirts and pooka shells. He wore shorts ten months out of the year. Kevin always woke up with a smile and dared the world to take it away. He took care of Sheryl’s mother after surgery and made her feel special and so loved. Whenever Kevin did anything, he did it 100 percent. He ran marathons – a personal accomplishment he was very proud of. He loved to cook and garden. Many Sundays you could find Kevin and Desi at the farmers market and then to breakfast. He enjoyed backpacking with his buddies and family members. Kevin loved the Grateful Dead, even spending one summer with his big brother, Kip, following the Dead tour.The countless friends and family who have contacted Sheryl and Desiree share similar thoughts and feelings about Kevin: He was always smiling. He lit up a room. He was honest and authentic. He was larger than life. He made everyone feel special. In recent years, Kevin brought peace and comfort to the people he met. His eyes twinkled more every single day. The light inside him grew brighter and brighter. His last days were the most beautiful, spent with Sheryl and Desiree in their favorite place, Maui. Friends are welcome at a Celebration of Life in honor of Kevin on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 3:00 pm, at the Rocklin Sunset Center, 2650 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin, CA. Please wear casual and colorful attire. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Loveall Foundation for Children,, 4120 Douglas Blvd., #306-256, Granite Bay, CA 95746. – See more at:

Funeral Home:
East Lawn Mortuary
5757 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
US 95841

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