Kenneth Allen Mercer Sr.
May 13, 1934 – December 10, 2019
Mr. Kenneth Allen Mercer Sr., 85 of Bolivia, departed this life Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
Mr. Mercer was born in Bolivia on May 13, 1934 and was the son of the late Berkley Mercer and Laura Phelps Mercer. He was also preceded in death by his brother Dallas Mercer. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Mr. Mercer owned and operated Mercer Tractor Service in Bolivia and was known as “The Tractor Man” to many.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marlene “Ludie” Mercer; two sons, Ken Mercer Jr. and wife Peggy, Dale Mercer and wife Teresa; grandsons, Kendall Mercer and wife Stephanie, Kevin Mercer and Kyle Mercer; great-grandson, Wyatt Mercer; sisters, Joann Harrell and husband Allard, Dorinda Smith and husband Dewey; sister in-law, Geraldine Mercer and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at twelve o’clock noon at Antioch Baptist Church. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall.
In lieu of customary remembrances the family request memorials be directed in Kenneth’s memory to The Brunswick County Animal Shelter, 429 Green Swamp Rd., Supply, NC 28462 or Grand Strand Medical Center, 809 82nd Ave., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572 or Antioch Baptist Church, 1700 Midway Rd., Bolivia, NC 28422.
You may offer online condolences at www.whitefuneralservicesupply.com White Funeral and Cremation Service, Supply/Bolivia Chapel
- Memorial Service Saturday, December 14, 2019
- Reception Immediately following the service Saturday, December 14, 2019
Kenneth Allen Mercer Sr.
Kim (aka Sissy) Robbins-Baxter
December 13, 2019
This is such a terrible loss. Ken and Ludy were like grandparents to me. I seen them every day from being a small adult to until I was almost an adult. They were definitely my family. They have been to football games to watch my brother play and I cheer. They helped us learn to ride bikes. They have watched me on the trampoline learn lots of tricks and would always give lots of praises. Ken always let me feed his pet raccoon and ride his tractor. They watched me get married and watched me have kids. This man could not be called anything but the definition of a "Great Man"! I am so sorry for your loss Ludy, Ken Jr, Dale and extended family. Love to you all from the Robbins family and especially this Robbins girl that they've always called Sissy.
December 12, 2019
Today was my first day on this Earth without my grandaddy. It's so strange and unreal that he is gone. He was my hero and had a strength I'll never have. How can someone as good and strong as him just pass away? I can't understand it. I always thought I'd have more time as if he was going to live forever. He was a rock, a mountain that had always been there in my life. Then suddenly the mountain is gone and my life is forever changed. I always knew he meant so much to me but even still, now that he's gone I realize he meant even more. It just goes to show that nothing lasts forever, even the strongest man with the strongest heart will eventually leave this life. He has left a hole in the place he created in my heart. I think of all the times we spent together, and am so grateful I got to make all those memories. I'm grateful to have had him as my grandaddy. The best man I ever met, and someone I wish I would always have with me. I'll miss him so much and will never forget all the lessons he taught me. I know I won't ever be the man he was, but I still learned enough from him to maybe be a man that would make him proud. I was always so proud that he was my grandad. I've never met anyone like him, and there will never be another like him. We would talk so much about things and he taught me many lessons.. I'm so happy I was loved by him and I'm so sad that he's gone. One day though I will see him again, but not in this life. I just pray that even though he's gone he will still be with me. Giving me some of his strength when I am weak and courage when I am afraid, his warmth when I feel alone, and his footsteps to follow. He was a giant. He was a man's man. He was the greatest man I ever knew. He was my grandaddy.
December 12, 2019
I have many memories of you and Ken.
My favorite is Big Boy and Andy. Ken could put a cookie on their nose and make them wait to eat it
Or the many times he would drive you to work in”the Batmobile”
Take care and I know he will truly be missed