Robert Lee Mercer


Robert Lee Mercer, 85, of Fairmont, West Virginia died Monday, April 8, 2019 in the United Hospital Center, Bridgeport, West Virginia. He was born December 24, 1933 in Fairview, WV a son of the late Jesse Lee Mercer & Stella May Haught Mercer. He is survived by his wife Lila Nell Boore Mercer.
Mr. Mercer is survived by three daughters and three son-in-laws, Susan & Michael Bushko of Fairmont, WV, Karen & Jeff Noechel of Fairmont, WV and Diana & Howdy Miller of Fairmont, WV; a brother and sister-in-law Richard & Diane Mercer of Fairview, WV; two sisters Mary Schipono of Fallbrook, CA and Ruth Cutrone of Fairview, WV; seven grandchildren and their spouses Aaron & Erin Bushko, Kara & Travis Oates, Kelly & Matthew Cutrone, Jeff & Crystal Noechel, Corey & Kaylyn Noechel, Matthew Miller and Adam Miller; ten great-grandchildren Kylie Bushko, Nolan Bushko, Easton Cutrone, Ella Bushko, Abi Cutrone, Sara Noechel, Tucker Noechel, Roslyn Noechel, Garrett Oates and Tatum Oates and his beloved cat "Mr. T".
He was preceded in death by a sister Martha Konoski and a brother-in-law, Frank Schipono.
Mr. Mercer was a retired Maintenance Tech for the Owens-Illinois Corporation of Fairmont, WV, member of the Local Glass Blowers Union and the AFL-CIO. He was a member of the Life United Methodist Church of Fairmont, WV and a 1951 Graduate of Fairview High School. Mr. Mercer was an avid fisherman and hunter, having taken several fishing trips to Canada. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren playing sporting events and loved being with his family. He and his wife delighted in traveling the world. Mr. Mercer had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed talking with others.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Life United Methodist Church, 3000 Technolgy Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554. A private visitation and funeral service will be held for the family. The committal service will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made to the family at
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3 posts

Jimmy Floyd
Apr 09, 2019
Mr. Mercer was a friend of my late father and walking partner along with his lovely wife. My dad will walk in Heaven with Mr. Mercer in peace. My thoughts and prayers for Mrs. Mercer and daughters. RIP Mr. Mercer.
Holly Miller
Apr 09, 2019
So saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Mercer. I know there are many great memories to keep him close in your hearts. Sending prayers and thoughts to help you find comfort.
Debbie Roupe
Apr 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.