Ralph Delo (Trey) Cercy III


(July 14, 2004)

The son of a former Powell woman died Wednesday, July 14 at the age of 19.

Ralph Delo (Trey) Cercy III was born Oct. 8, 1984 in Lubbock, Texas, to Ralph D. II and Karen (Kluksdahl) Cercy. He grew up in Tulsa, Okla., attending Jenks Public Schools before moving to Hot Springs, Ark., where he attended Lake Hamilton High School.

Trey was an avid member of the LHHS Thespian Club, LHHS Singers, lettered in track and field and was active in Piney Grove United Methodist Church Youth Group. Throughout his years of schooling, he received a Mr. Congenialty award, an Outstanding Sportsmanship award in golf and Most Outstanding Student at Quachita Technical School. He graduated from Lake Hamilton High School in May of 2003.

He was a loving son, caring brother and loyal friend. He touched many lives in the brief time he had, only seeing good in everyone and everything. He provided love, comfort, friendship and faith to those around him.

Survivors include his parents, Ralph II and Karen Cercy of Hot Springs; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kirsten and Mark Hilsheimer of Tulsa, Okla., and Katie Cercy and Jon Emmerling of Benton, Ark.; grandparents, Ralph and Alice Cercy of Lubbock, Texas, and Gordon and Donna Kluksdahl of Powell; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

His family says of Trey: "As a devoted son, he made us proud; as a loving brother, he made us laugh; and being a loyal friend, he shared his love."

Services were held Monday, July 19 at Piney Grove United Methodist Church in Hot Springs. Burial was in Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church Youth Group or a charity of choice.