Charles Dewitt Mercer II
November 5, 1931 – March 15, 2019
Charles Dewitt “C.D.” Mercer II, 87, of Rocky Mount, died Friday, March 15, 2019.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 24, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N., Wilson, NC 27896.
C.D. grew up in eastern North Carolina and was a United States Army veteran, serving as a Staff Sergeant. He graduated from Atlantic Christian College and retired as the Director of Public Works for Elizabeth City, NC. C.D. enjoyed creating his small family farm, studying Genealogy and his Scottish heritage, cooking, and gardening. His wife, Doris, was the love of his life for 21 years along with his cat, Baby Girl. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Renfrow Rackley; four sons, Charles Dewitt “Dee” Mercer III (Lori) of Rolesville, Chad D. Mercer of Louisburg, Barry Jackson Holbert (Lisa) of Louisburg, and Charlie Edwards of Chesapeake, VA; one daughter, Kimberly Anne Mercer (Scott) of Raleigh; three grandchildren, Charles Dewitt “C.D.” Mercer IV, Tiffany Mercer Wheeler, and James Hardy “Jay” Mercer; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Jay Mercer of Wilson; and one sister, Ruby Newcombe (Austin) of Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Rae Mercer; his parents, Charles Dewitt Mercer I and Ann Little Mercer Vaughan; and a sister, Ruth McCormick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 and the Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC (tribeagles.org) at 2664 Timber Dr., Suite 344, Garner, NC 27529.
Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to www.thomasyelverton.com.