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Wesley United Methodist Church
Wednesday December 29th, 2021
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Angus Wilton Mercer

Angus Wilton Mercer, age 94, of Charlotte, NC passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on December 23, 2021 with his beloved wife Joyce holding his hand.

Angus was born on January 28,1927 in Duplin County, NC to the late Frank and Lillian Thomas Mercer. He was a graduate of Beulaville High School and went on to graduate from North Carolina State University. He was a life-long supporter of the Wolfpack, and wore his favorite red sweater every chance he got!

After graduating Angus joined the sales force of Contractors Service as an irrigation engineer. He then served our country in the United States Air Force before returning and becoming an owner of the company. He was a pioneer in the construction equipment rental industry and was later inducted into the American Rental Association Hall of Fame. His first retirement didn’t last long. He missed the business and formed Mercer Equipment.

Angus’ business success allowed him to support his family, friends, community, church, and the Baptist Children’s Homes which held a special place in his heart. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his lifetime all while maintaining his character and integrity. He was a good Christian man, Deacon Emeritus and Mason. Angus always considered himself extremely blessed. He was a man with a head for business and a heart filled with generosity. He loved a party and was looking forward to his ninety-fifth birthday in January. His passing leaves a gaping hole in his large family.

Angus was a devoted husband and father. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 69 years, Joyce Maxwell Mercer and four daughters; Holly Fletcher (Tom), Kimberly Bowers (John), Laurey Walbert (Joe) and Kathy Everidge (Jackie). He was a loving Papa to his eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Betty Sue Miller (Bill), but was preceded in death by his brother Gene B. Mercer.

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A candle was lit in memory of Angus Mercer

Laurey Walbert Jul 27 2022 8:14 PM

This man touched many. He will be missed but not forgotten. This precious child of God is now in the presence of his Lord and Savior - O, what a moment that must have been. Blessings to the entire family. <><

Rob Edwards Dec 29 2021 2:37 PM

So sorry to hear of Angus' passing. He left quite a legacy in the business world and society in general. He will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to Joyce and the girls.

Marceil Mangum Dec 28 2021 7:56 PM

Angus was a good friend and fellow Wolfpacker. I knew him through attending Candlewyck Church. He touched many people with his generosity. I loved him and will miss him. May God comfort and strengthen Joyce and the family.

Max Strader Dec 28 2021 6:07 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, Mr Mercer was a great man not just a boss but a friend as well. He surely will be missed
Reggie and Richard Furr

Reggie Furr Dec 27 2021 8:40 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss . My father spoke very highly of him .

Lee Beiersdorfer Dec 27 2021 8:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Angus Mercer

Hope Harper Dec 27 2021 7:30 PM

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. He was always so kind and welcoming when ever he saw us. I know he will be greatly missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for you all!

Tina Holt Dec 27 2021 6:50 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Frances Reeves Dec 27 2021 2:38 PM

All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. I remember so many wonderful times at Berryhill and Candlewyck.

Tim W. Liles

Tim W. Liles Dec 27 2021 1:37 PM

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