William Henry "Bill" Mercer Jr.

William Henry "Bill" Mercer Jr., 64, of Elizabethtown, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Hardinsburg, a member of Morrison Masonic Lodge No. 76 and was an F&AM past master. He was a firefighter and engineer with Elizabethtown Fire Department for 21 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bette Jean Davis Mercer; and his parents, Peggy Ann Gragson and William H. Mercer Sr.

He is survived by a daughter, Rhonda (Tim) Priddy of Upton; two sons, James Lanford of Elizabethtown and Ronnie (Ingrid) Lanford of Glendale; a sister, Susan (Jim) Roe of Glendale; five grandchildren, Sarah (Aaron) Goff, Bradley (Alicia) Lanford, Nicole Lanford, Michell Priddy and Kyle Priddy; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Evan Goff; and two nephews, William Gardner Roe and James Madison Roe.

The funeral is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Chaplain Bill Mullins officiating. Burial follows in Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and continues at 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A Masonic service is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Crusade for Children.

Funeral Home

Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 765-2737
Published in The News-Enterprise on Dec. 7, 2012