July 5, 1934 - April 6, 2011
James F. Mercer, 76, of Callahan, Fl. went home to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday April 6, 2011. He was born July 5, 1934 in Alma, Georgia to Arvin and Inez Mercer. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. James served 4 years in the US Marines, he was in the Korean War. He was a volunteer for 25 years at the Callahan Fire and Rescue Department where he retired as Chief. After 31 years of faithful service he retired from Maxwell House Coffee. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother Tommy, sisters Baby Girl and Minnie Mercer. He was the oldest out of 10 children followed by Shirley Smart, Benny and Minnie Mercer, Diane King, Jimmy, Glenda, Troy Mercer and Betty Joe Miller. He also had 3 half siblings Tammy, Benny and Denny Mercer. James is survived by his wife of 50 years Carolyn Mercer, daughter Deborah Skipper, sons Rodney, Frank & Derek Mercer, 6 grandchildren Steven, Andrew, Brandon and Jessica Mercer and Christy & Stacey Skipper and great grandchild Jacob Skipper. Visitation for Mr. Mercer will be Friday April 8, 2011 from 6 PM till 8 PM in the Chapel at Callahan Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Saturday April 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Lannie Road Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fl. Interment with Military Honors rendered by the Beaches Honor Guard will be in Jones Cemetery, Callahan, Fl. Donations may be made to Northeast Florida Community Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at www.callahanfh.com Arrangements under the direction of Ellis L. McAninch, Jr. Callahan Funeral Home, Inc., 617365 Brandies Ave., Callahan, Fl. 904-879-2336.
James F. Mercer, 76, of Callahan, Fl. went home to be with his Heavenly Father Wednesday April 6, 2011. He was born July 5, 1934 in Alma, Georgia to Arvin and Inez Mercer. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, great... View Obituary & Service Information
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