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James Wright Mercer Sr.

James Wright Mercer Sr., 76, of Fredericksburg, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Florence, South Carolina.

Mr. Mercer was a graduate of the University of Richmond. He was the founder and president of Mercer Vault Company in Fredericksburg. Mr. Mercer enjoyed riding his motorcycle and driving his antique truck. He was a member of Fredericksburg Baptist Church.

Survivors include son, James W. Mercer Jr. (Denise); daughter, Sylvia Lynn Mercer; grandson, James W. Mercer III; sister, Mary Kay Hight; several nieces and nephews; and his companion, Kay Andrews Payne. Mr. Mercer was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Lynn Mercer.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

posted 05.09.2018

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