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Richard E. Mercer

October 6, 1946 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 75)

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Richard E. Mercer, 75, of Lincoln, DE passed away suddenly on Friday, March 11, 2022, at home. Richard was born in West Chester, PA the son of the late George and Frances (Moore) Mercer. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968 in Vietnam. He worked for the Cartanza Family at Shady Brook Farms in Dover as a mechanic for many years. He was a member of the V.F.W. Blue Hen Post # 6483 in Milford. He was a lover of NASCAR and enjoyed watching Bill Elliott and then Kasey Kahne. He was also excited to see Chase Elliott racing. Richard enjoyed fishing, going out to eat, and watching football. He was a huge Raiders fan, no matter what city they played in. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Gail; three children Andy Macklin, Nathen Macklin (Beka) and Erin Messick (Luke); five grandchildren Josh, Nick, Lonna, Abbey and Lucian; two sisters Cheryl and Kay; his brother-in-law Harry and his wife Laurie, brother-in-law Ken and sister-in-law Anne; as well as several nieces, nephews and close friends.

A viewing will be held from 12 pm to 2 pm on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Lofland Funeral Home, 102 Lakeview Avenue, Milford where funeral services followed by military honors will be held at 2 pm. Burial is private. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 19, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lofland Funeral Home
102 Lakeview Ave.
Milford, DE 19963

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 19, 2022

2:00 PM
Lofland Funeral Home
102 Lakeview Ave.
Milford, DE 19963

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