Wayne Mercer, age 82, of Jackson, MO passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at the Monticello House in Jackson.
He was born January 7, 1939 in Potosi, Missouri son of Charles O. and Mildred E. Sparks Mercer.
Wayne was raised in the Potosi, Missouri area. After school he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He worked as a general contractor for several years, including working for McLane Development Company in Cape Girardeau.
Wayne loved being outside and had many varied interest as he was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed raising horses.
He was of the Christian faith and being out in God's creation brought him closer to God.
Loving survivors include two children, Sheila Mercer of Cape Girardeau and Eric Mercer of Lake St. Louis, Missouri; his only grandchild who he adored, Eden; a brother, Merlin (Doris) Mercer of Potosi; his friend and companion Patricia Meystedt of Collinsville, IL;
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Mark Wayne Mercer, and seven siblings, Alvin Mercer, Pat Baxter, Geraldine Warden, Doris McLeskey, Dale Mercer, Donald Mercer and Sandra "Sandy" Sue Donley.
A memorial visitation will be held Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 10 AM until 1 PM at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
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