Floyd S. Mercer
Mr. Floyd S. Mercer was born on January 19, 1920 in Rye, Arkansas and went to be with his Savior & Lord Jesus Christ on April 1, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:00 – 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Dubach, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church; Dubach officiated by Rev. Paul Watts and assisted by Rev. Barry Joyner.
Mr. Mercer was the loving husband of Cecelia Richter Mercer for 65 years, father of Carla Mercer Watts and her husband Henry, Cheryl Mercer “Bitsy” Martin and her husband Ken, and daughter-in-law Paula Mercer. He had seven grandchildren, Kimberly Watts Robison, Paul Watts, Rebecca Watts, Kyle Martin, Lacey Martin Heard, Adam Mercer, and Luke Mercer. He had seven great-grandchildren, Abbie Robison, Emma Robison, Annelise Robison, Ethan Robison, Titus Watts, Lydia Watts, and Lucas Watts. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, J. C. Mercer; a sister, Jo Ann Mercer Gavin; and two sons, Robert S. “Butch” Mercer and Thomas R. “Buddy” Mercer. Mr. Mercer loved his family and was always ready for a visit. He loved to tell stories of his childhood escapades.
Mr. Mercer loved his church family at First Baptist Church, Dubach where he was a deacon and faithful member.
Mr. Mercer served in the Army during World War II in the European Theater. He loved to tell stories about his Army experiences. He kept up with many of his Army buddies through cards, phone calls, and visits.
Special thanks to the Green Clinic Surgical Hospital and the staff, Dr. George Smith and Dr. David Osafo for their loving care of our husband, father and grandfather.
After the war, Mr. Mercer became a lumber grader for Arkansas Oak Flooring and continued for the rest of his working years in the sawmill business. After his retirement he loved doing woodworking in the shop close to his home. He rebuilt several wagons, a gristmill, and various other items for his family.
The family requests that memorial gifts be given to First Baptist Church, Dubach for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com