Funeral services for Mr. Frank Mercer 85, of Whitleyville,
Tennessee, will be held at 3 P.M. on Wednesday, October 9,
2013, at Anderson – Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in
the McCoinsville community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:30 P.M. – 9 P.
M., and Wednesday from 10 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013 at his
residence in Whitleyville.
He was born October 19, 1927, in Jackson County, TN, to the
late Johnny Burris Mercer and Ada V. Painter Mercer. On
December 10, 1949, he was married to Anna Lois Gore
Mercer, who survives. He was a farmer and served in the U.S.
Army at the rank of Sergeant during WWII. He was also a
member of the Church of Christ at Willow Grove and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1
Grandchild: Holly Mercer.
Survivors include His Wife: Lois “Flossie” Mercer of
Whitleyville, TN; 1 Son: Dale Mercer and wife, Betty of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Daughter: Brenda and husband, Jeff
Raines of Gainesboro, TN; 4 Grandchildren: Rachel and
husband, Teddy Ragland, Jonathan Mercer and wife,
Jennifer, Derek Raines, and Jessica Raines; and 4 Great-
Grandchildren: Peyton Ragland, Hannah Ragland, Mason
Rector, and Morgan Rector. Other relatives and friends also
Memorial donations may be made to the Pharris Cemetery by
contacting the funeral home.
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