Born in Crisp County, he was the son of the late John Henry and Maggie Adkins Mercer. Mr. Mercer retired from Reeves Hardware Company in Clayton, where he was employed as a salesman. He was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church.
Survivors include: a daughter, Michelle Napier of Bishop; a sister, Peggy Cunningham of Cumming; a granddaughter, Brittany Napier; two nephews, Glenn and John Campbell; and a niece, Sharon Strevel.
Memorial services were held Sunday at the Battle Branch Baptist Church.
Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, Jan. 3, 2013