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David B. Mercer

David B. Mercer, 63, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

He was a member of Pikeville Church of Christ. He was retired from Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative. David loved working with wood, reading, crossword puzzles with his granddaughter, and helping others.

He was a 1974 graduate of Bledsoe County High School, where he played football all four years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Bernice Mercer; and in-laws, Henry and Rachel Watson.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janice Mercer of Pikeville; children, Chris (Helaine) Mercer of Asheville, North Carolina and Carrie (David) Samons of Spring Hill; grandchildren, Austin (Emily) Mercer, Alana Samons, Lysa McCulloch, Brianna Mercer and Sadie Samons; great-granddaughter, Teagan Mercer; sister, Karen (Ron) Howard of Delta, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday August 25, at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. T.A. Smith officiating.  Burial was in Simmons Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, Pikeville.

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