William E. "Bill" Mercer, Jr.

Born on December 31, 1957

Departed on May 14, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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William E. “Bill” Mercer, Jr. –Age 61, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at his residence. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Bethany Mercer. He is survived by his wife, Renee Fuqua Mercer; parents, Elmo and Marcia Mercer; his daughters, Lindsey (Tony) Murray, Courtney Mercer, Hailey Mercer and Abby (Walter Gomez) Mercer; grandchildren, Ryder, Skylar, and Scarlett Murray; great granddaughter, Adriana Gomez Mercer; sister, Kellye Jeffers; several nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Bill was a former pilot and retired Metro Nashville school teacher and coach. He attended Cross Point Church, Bellevue Campus.
A Celebration of Bill’s life will be on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 12:00pm, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with interment following at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, Garden of Cross.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Gray, Aaron Gray, Craig Holloway, Jonathan Holloway, Jeff Carter and Dale McWright.
Visitation with the Mercer family will be on Friday from 4:00PM-8:00PM, and on Saturday from 11:00AM until the service time at 12:00PM, at West Harpeth Funeral Home on Charlotte Pike.

27 Comments to Mr. William E. "Bill" Mercer, Jr.

  1. Stacy Parnell Perry
    May 15, 2019 4:34 pm

    I am so so sorry for your loss, You and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers

  2. Diane Bain
    May 15, 2019 5:22 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

  3. Tim and Patty Staten
    May 15, 2019 5:47 pm

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family no words can express our sympathy.

  4. Debbie Powell Baird
    May 15, 2019 10:04 pm

    Our prayers are with you! Such a sudden loss is very hard to bear. We have known Elmo & Marcia for a very long time and we are so sorry for the entire family.😢 May God comfort your hearts!
    Vondell Powell & Debbie Powell Baird

  5. Ruby boyd
    May 15, 2019 11:44 pm

    Sorry will be sadly miss Kroger friend

  6. Ruby boyd
    May 15, 2019 11:46 pm

    He will be sadly miss by the kroger family

  7. Marissa Westberry
    May 16, 2019 10:13 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of this loss, and am praying for peace, comfort and healing for the family.

  8. janice mercer
    May 16, 2019 11:26 am



  9. Belinda Swafford
    May 16, 2019 11:29 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Richard and I are praying for God’s peace. We are here for you.

    Belinda and Richard Swafford

  10. Georgia Spence
    May 16, 2019 11:32 am

    Renee, sorry for your loss. I certainly know how much this hurts.

    Georgia Spence

  11. Joy & Nathan Smith
    May 16, 2019 12:02 pm

    We are so sorry, Renee in the loss of Bill! We are praying God’s peace for you and family during this time. We love you and your sweet family!

  12. Virginia D.Teague
    May 16, 2019 2:00 pm

    Renee This is Virginia..used to work with your Mom at Park Avenue years ago…I am so sorry..My husband died 4 years ago..May God be with you and your family now and Always..In genuine Christian Love..Virginia Teague

  13. star oliff
    May 17, 2019 1:33 am

    Dear Elmo,Marcia and Renee so sorry . Bill had one of those laughs you remember forever .Praying for you during this time Gary and i had just been talking about all the good times in choir. love gary ,star oliff

  14. Gloria gray
    May 17, 2019 9:44 am

    Renee and girls I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for y’all and will continue to do so. Love y’all.

  15. Debbie Edwards
    May 17, 2019 9:46 am

    Im so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace that passes all understanding. I love you guys.. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

  16. Annette Fanning
    May 17, 2019 9:49 am

    Oh Renee, Bill and I were shocked to hear this news. How terrible for you and the girls. Please also let Elmo and Marcia know we will be praying for them as well. Love, Annette and Bill Fanning.

  17. Nan Harrell
    May 17, 2019 11:56 am

    Still thinking of all of you, and love you!
    Nan (Howard) Harrell

  18. Raymond and Gail Berlin
    May 17, 2019 2:02 pm

    So sorry he was a great guy and will be greatly missed. Lifting Renee and the girls up in prayer.
    Praying also for you too Elmo , Marcia and Kelley during this difficult time may God give you peace.

  19. Billy and Judy Fletcher
    May 17, 2019 6:28 pm

    Sorry for your lost….thoughts and prayers are with you…..

  20. Billy and Judy Fletcher
    May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

    Sorry for your lost….thoughts and prayers are with you….

  21. Donald Petre
    May 18, 2019 10:39 am

    So sorry to hear about Bill. I was surprised and shocked. My sincere condolences to the family. I’ll share this with his friends at Opryland Hotel.

  22. Michael and Jax
    May 19, 2019 8:58 am

    We are very saddened and shocked to hear of his passing. Bill was quick to share a joke and always had a smile on his face. We came to know him from his job at Kroger. May God hold the family in peace and love as they come to terms with their loss. God bless.

  23. Gary Singleton
    May 20, 2019 12:14 am

    Just received the tragic news. I remember Bill back in the good old Park Ave Baptist days. Please know your are in my prayers. My God hold you and your entire family in his gentle, strong, and loving hands, and supply you with the strength you need at this time. My sincere condolences for your loss.

  24. Debi (Newbill) McCoy
    May 20, 2019 2:23 pm

    Renee and Family:

    I am so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our families have been friends for so long that it feels we have lost one of our own. Our prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time. I pray that our Sweet Lord cradles your sweet family in His loving arms so that your pain is diminished and your hearts are full remembering Bill and how much he loved each of you. God Bless.

  25. Greg Simpkins
    May 27, 2019 7:54 pm

    A great friend and coworker. A fine fine man.

  26. Collis e Cole
    May 27, 2019 9:01 pm

    Sorry i missed you billy. Keep you in my heart. Tried to call you last week i just found out about your passin goin home to be with the lord. You was a good friend and coworker rest in peice my brother

  27. Nancy Startup
    January 19, 2021 2:15 pm

    I just found out that Bill passed. I was so shocked. He was a wonderful teacher, coach and friend. I know you miss him. I’m sorry for your loss. I’ll pray for you and your children and Bill’s parents and other family members and friends.
    Hugs and prayers.
    Nancy Startup

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