John Mercer

Posted 4/23/21

John R. Mercer, 74, of Paris, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman.

All services are private. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is …

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John Mercer

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John R. Mercer, 74, of Paris, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman.

All services are private. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mr. Mercer was born Oct. 7, 1946, in Paris, the son of the late James and Alta Rhoads Mercer. He married Vicki Wright on Dec. 15, 1967, in Paris, and she survives.

He is also survived by his children, James Mercer of St. Louis, Mo., and Heather (Eric Core) Claypool of Glendale, Ohio.

Mr. Mercer obtained his engineering degree from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. After graduation, he joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. After finishing military service, he began his career at the State of Illinois Department of Transportation as an engineer tech.

He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church of Paris and a member of the Elks Lodge 812.

Memorial donations may be made to the Edgar County Humane Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences at www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.