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Willard Lyvon Mercer
October 21, 1935 ~ December 16, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Willard Lyvon Mercer of Middleburg, Florida, passed away suddenly on December 16th, 2022 at the age of 87.
He was preceded in death by his parents Homer and Nettie Mercer; His wife Charlene Mercer; Brothers Fauline Mercer and Jessie Mercer; Sisters Edna Lloyd and Elma Hand; Stepsons Kevin Privett and Roger Akers.
He is survived by his son Michael Mercer; Daughters Brenda Cain (Alan Cain) and Karen Kreis (Rob Kreis); Brother Frank Mercer; Grandchildren Lori Pope, Christopher Conner, Allen McGuire, Kyle Cogburn, Evan Cogburn, Mindy Mercer, Lauren Mercer, Richie Mercer, Danny Wood, Kevin May, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Willard graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, after his graduation he worked with his family constructing homes. Willard later worked as a truck driver and after many years of service he retired from Carolina Freight Company.
Willard served as a minister until his death. He served in various positions at Gospel Lighthouse Church, Westside Family Worship Center, and served as the minister for the Ponderosa Campground Chapel in White Springs. In Willard's younger years he played softball in various church leagues.
Willard cherished his family, faith, and friends. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing, dancing, and listening to music. He was a devoted Seminole football fan.
Willard was a kind, hardworking, non-judgmental man with a wonderful sense of humor, he was always smiling.
Willard enjoyed living life his way and had friends from all walks of life.
Willard will be greatly missed and in our hearts forever.
Services will be held on January 7th at 1:00pm at Crosspointe Church, 1871 County Rd 220, Fleming Island, FL 32003