August 14, 1946 - July 2, 2021
Robert “Bob” Charles Mercer, 74, of Mint Hill, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at home. Bob was born on August 14, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, son to the late Charles E. Mercer and Margaret H. Mercer. He attended St. Peter’s Elementary School and graduated from St. John Vianney High School. During this time he developed friendships that endured throughout his life. Following graduation Bob attended the University of Missouri at Rolla obtaining a degree in Engineering. He did very well academically but also enjoyed the social atmosphere of Rolla. Bob completed ROTC while at Rolla therefore after graduation he was deployed to Vietnam. This was a very frightening experience for his family and friends but thankfully he safely returned home in October of 1970. In 1973 Bob married the love of his life, Kathy. Bob and Kathy welcomed their first son Christopher in 1974, and Michael followed in 1978. Bob and Kathy were always focused on providing the best for their family. Bob took great pride in his career and was well respected. His career took the family to Washington, D.C., Tennessee and North Carolina. He had a 48 year illustrious career in the Construction Industry as an Engineer, starting with Laclede Steel in 1970 and ending with his retirement from Rodgers Builders in 2018. He developed friendships at work that again endured through his lifetime. As accomplished as he was in his career family was always his priority. In addition to his sons Bob had 4 grandsons, Charlie, Carter, John Robert and Ryan; and 1 granddaughter, Emily. He was very proud of their accomplishments and the type of people they were becoming. Bob was a St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues fan. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading a good book and fishing. Bob had a life well lived. His sense of humor, common sense, intelligent debates and welcomed advice will be greatly missed. He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Kathy, sons Christopher R. Mercer (Lori) and Michael R. Mercer (Deanna); grandchildren Charlie, Carter, Emily, John Robert and Ryan; and by his siblings Thomas Mercer and Mary Mercer. Services will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel, 3700 Forest Lawn Drive, Matthews, NC 28104. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mesothelioma Research at https://www.mesothelioma.com/about/giving-back/ An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.com and provided by Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.
Robert “Bob” Charles Mercer, 74, of Mint Hill, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2021 at home. Bob was born on August 14, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, son to the late Charles E. Mercer and Margaret H. Mercer. He attended St. Peter’s... View Obituary & Service Information
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