Charles "Chuck" Sanford Mercell

February 7, 1947January 29, 2018

January 31. 2018 Marion, NC

Charles “Chuck” S. Mercell, 70, of Nebo, NC, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2018, at Blue Ridge Hospital in Morganton, NC.

Mr. Mercell was born in Monroe County, Michigan, on February 7, 1947, to the late John Mercell and Emma Sanford Mercell.

Mr. Mercell worked at Tilson Machine Inc., in Marion and he was recently retired. He served his country proudly during the Vietnam War in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Mercell was of the Baptist faith. He was a generous, kind, and thoughtful person. He always put others first. His family says he had a great laugh, and he enjoyed telling jokes and making others smile. He was an excellent bowler and participated in many bowling tournaments and brought home many a trophy. Most importantly, he dearly loved his family.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Miriam Walker Mercell; an infant daughter, Brandy Mercell; a brother, Jon Mercell; and two sisters, Sue and Betty Mercell.

Surviving Mr. Mercell are his wife of 17 years, Jane Mercell, of the home; daughters, Lindsay (Troy) Mercell-Vars, of Wichita, KS and Mandy Mercell McCurry, of Greer, SC; a brother, Tom (Reita) Mercell, of Cookson, OK; five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Jasmine, Julienne, Joel, and Justin Mercell-Vars, all of Wichita, KS; and a host of other relatives.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 5:00 PM to 7 :00 PM, at Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion. A Funeral Service will follow the visitation at 7:00 PM, with Pastor Andrew Walker officiating. Burial will take place at Cherry Springs Memorial Park, on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 10:00 AM with Military Honors.

Kirksey Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of the Mercell family and assist with arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, February 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 2, 2018

Charles "Chuck" Sanford Mercell

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Crystal Manley-Wilson

February 4, 2018

Mandy, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I have very fond memories of us when we were younger with your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Bradt

February 2, 2018

Love is flowing to you and your family, Mandy. I love you!

Diane Clark

February 2, 2018

Chuck and Miriam were some of the best friends my family had, so sorry to hear of his passing. All of the Clark family send our thoughts and prayers.

Karissa Page

February 1, 2018

Mandy, I am deeply sorry to hear of your father's passing. I know you were very close. Deepest condolences.

Lora Bartlett

February 1, 2018

I have so many memories of uncle Chuck and Miriam. They took a prepubescent girl and made her feel important. My heart is with his immediate family during this time of loss. Praying for you all...

Paula Kavan

February 1, 2018

Lindsay, you and all of your family are in my heart and prayers. Mike and I love you all. Your dad was an awesome man. I'm so sorry he had to leave so soon. Please know that if you need anything, you can count on us.

Pamela Rhinehart

January 31, 2018

Jane, we are so sorry for your loss ! Praying for you .. Jim and Pam Rhinehart

Katrina Adams

January 30, 2018

Jane, so sorry for your loss! We will keep you in our prayers!