Andrew N. “Sonny” Mercer age 71, of Lima died 5:18 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born Aug. 4, 1944 in Willard, OH to the late William J. and Christine Rowe Mercer. He married Patricia Groves Sept. 16. 1974 and she survives in Lima.
Sonny had been a general laborer and retired from Day Lay. He had a kind heart and was known for giving to others and doing without himself.
Additional survivors include a daughter: Michelle Mercer of Lima, 5 grandchildren: Ashley Newman, Drew Mercer, Chasity Looney, Gage Newman-Phillips and Tarique Newman-Phillips and 9 siblings: Martha Coons of San Antonio, TX, Ernest (Connie) Mercer of Ashland, KY, Kenneth Mercer of Lima, Violet (Roger) West of Catlettsburg, KY, Rodney (Lisa) Mercer of Kenton, OH, Kathy (Robert) McCafferty of Olive Hill, KY, Gloria Mercer of Olive Hill, KY, Vivian Mercer of Scott Town, OH and Deb Ankrum of Cottondale, FL.
Sonny was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Mary Rita Mercer, Flossie Prater and Billy Mercer.
Graveside services will be held 3:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 2 at Rowe-Mercer Cemetery Chesapeake, OH.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family to help with expenses.