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Joseph Wayne Mercer, 74, of Philpot, KY

3sunsetOWENSBORO, KY - Joseph Wayne Mercer, 74, of Philpot, KY passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at his home. He was born on October 29, 1937 in Owensboro to the late Emmett and Edna Mae Mercer. He retired from North American Phillips Lighting and was a member of St. Mary of the Wood Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the 82nd Airborne Division.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Elliott Mercer, on February 5, 2004.

He is survived by a son, Steve Mercer of Philpot, KY; three daughters, Patti Jo Husk of Philpot, KY, Debbie Payne of Whitesville, KY and Amanda Robinson of Owensboro; eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, Larry Mercer of Philpot, KY and three sisters, Marty Johnson of Whitesville, KY, Lyn Harbold of Texas and Susie Batman of Louisville, KY.

Services are at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, KY. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Owensboro. Visitation is from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Thursday at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory in Owensboro, where prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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