Carl Edwin Mercer, 85 of North Baltimore died at 10:36 a.m. on Friday, December 26, 2014 at his residence.
He was born in Weston on August 22, 1929 to the late Owen E. and Mae V. (Triggs) Mercer. On April 18, 1953 he married Phyllis Everly and she survives along with four children; Robert Otto (Terri) Mercer of Findlay, Carla Rush of North Baltimore, Deborah Mercer, BobbyJo (Johnny) Satterlee both of Findlay, daughter-in-law Cheryl Mercer of Findlay, sister Laverne Tolles of Weston, twelve grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Carl was preceded in death by his son Terry Mercer and three brothers; Robert, Dale and Howard Mercer.
Carl worked for Food Town for many years. He also was the co-owner of Foodland in North Baltimore and worked part-time on the North Baltimore Police Department.
Carl was a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Keepers Men’s Group. He was also a member of the North Baltimore Lions Club, the North Baltimore American Legion Post #539 and the Bowling Green Elks Lodge. Carl loved baseball and playing golf, but most of all he loved his family.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 29,2014 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore and for one hour (10:00 – 11:00) prior to the service.
The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Charles Fuerstenau officiating. Burial will follow in New Maplewood Cemetery where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post #539.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Van Buren United Methodist Church, the North Baltimore Historical Society or Bridge Home Health and Hospice. Condolences can be sent via www.coldrencrates.com.