Michael “Mike” Owen Mercer

Born on July 25, 1949 in Newark, Ohio
Departed on August 15, 2021 in Palm Bay, Florida

Michael “Mike” Owen Mercer, 72, of Palm Bay, Florida passed on August 15, 2021. He was born July 25, 1949 in Newark, Ohio to Richard Ross and Verda Jane Selby Mercer.
His family includes his wife of 52 years Charlotte Mercer, sons Stephen M. (Rebecca) Mercer and Bryan K. (Victoria) Mercer; sisters Myrna Bailey, Priscilla Price and Julia McCullough; grandchildren Maddison, Dalton, and Desiree.

He was preceded in death by his father Richard Ross Mercer and his parents Donald Gene & Verda Jane Worthington and his brother John Mercer.

Serving 20 years in the United States Army, family, service and country were what he prided himself on. He served with honor and distinction and was a member of the 2nd Armored Division (Hell on Wheels).

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traumatizing his children with practical jokes. He liked to ride his motorcycle; his most memorable trip was 10,000 miles across the country with his wife Charlotte. He enjoyed riding with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.

After retirement from the U.S. Army, he continued his career as an auto mechanic until his retirement in 2011 where he could be found each day at C-54 in the stick marsh drowning worms. If asked about his proudest achievement, he would say it was his family. Mike enjoyed supporting his grandchildren through all of the clubs and activities in their schooling and lives.

A celebration of Mike’s life will be at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Brownlie Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 E. Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901. The United States Army will provide his honors.

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roger price from newark wrote on September 25, 2021:
Uncle Mike you will allways be missed and in hearts forever as a little boy i looked up to you. Aunt Charlotte Stephen Bryan and your familys have been in my prayers for weeks i just wished i was able to be at memorial for Uncle MIke Till we meet back up in heaven God Blessed This Family Today Love Roger Lee.
Myrna Bailey from Hillsdale, MI 49242 wrote on August 21, 2021:
Charlotte, Stephen and Brian and families: My heart is very heavy in Mike's passing. He was and always will be my little brother. He will be missed by all those that loved him and I will keep all of you in my prayers. Love you so much, Myrna
Thomas (TJ) Fiedler from Titusville wrote on August 21, 2021:
The few times I got to hang out with Mike ,was with his son's and grandkids . He was a blast to hang out with and had me laughing. I am glad we got to know him.
Ann and John Schneider from Orlando wrote on August 19, 2021:
So sorry Charlotte and all the family. This is so hard. We loved Mike. We are praying that you will find comfort and peace.
Julie Abbott from Newark, Ohio wrote on August 19, 2021:
Aunt Char, Stephen, and Bryan My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I will treasure the time I spent with Uncle Mike. May God hold each of you in his palm as you go forward. Julie (Price) Abbott
Joey & Trisha Borders from Elizabethtown wrote on August 19, 2021:
I've thought a lot in the last few days about all the times I spent over at the house in Colesburg, always doing something with your family. Just about all those memories were of things we were doing outside. Great times! I'll always cherish those memories, the times we were all shooting black powder rifles, handguns, shotguns or whatever ordinance we got our hands on. We always felt safe and secure when he was around, because nobody messed around on his place. Or the times riding around in the Mud Puppy, or better yet the Colesburg car wash. 🙂 (those in the know, know what I mean). Great second-dad to me. -jb
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