Rocky Mercer, 73

Robert Earl “Rocky” Mercer, age 73, of Middlebury, Indiana, passed away Saturday, April 20th, 2013 at Goshen General Hospital. He was born on August 2, 1939 a son of Jess Willard and Ruth (Dimmick) Mercer in Constantine, MI. Rocky worked at Syndicate Store Fixtures in Middlebury, IN for 18 Years retiring in 2001. He was also a Truck Driver for Harold Mann. Rocky was an avid fan of stock car racing and raced cars for many years.

Surviving are his daughters Christine (Richard) Cox, Constantine, Alysha Mercer, Constantine, Julie (Nick) Fulton, Three Rivers, son Michael (Janet) Mercer, Constantine, grandchildren Beth Altman, GA, Mary Claire Evans, FL, Jennifer Mercer, Lansing, Michelle Hamminga, Jones, Kristin Cox , Constantine, Damon Mercer, Constantine, Devon Robert Mercer, Constantine, great grandchildren Josiah Evans, Ervin Altman, Caroline Altman, Bentley Hamminga, sister Linda (Eddie) Walker, Constantine, brothers James Mercer of Three Rivers, Don (Kim) Mercer , Bristol , IN, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents , son David Mercer and a sister Anna Bingaman.

In Accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received Saturday from 9 to 11 am at Eley Funeral home in Constantine. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 am Saturday with Pastor Marilyn Schlimgen officiating. Online messages may be left for the family at

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