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William C. (“Bill” or Sharpie”) Mercier

November 20, 1933 ~ April 10, 2022

William C. Mercier (“Bill” or “Sharpie”), age 88, died while surrounded by family on Sunday, April 10, 2022. Bill lived in Vero Beach, Florida for many years with his beloved partner, Sally Holt.

Bill was born November 20, 1933 in Massachusetts to Clement and Mary Mercier and grew up in Maine and New Hampshire. He enlisted the U.S. Air Force and lived in many countries abroad including England, France, and Bermuda. He served as an air traffic controller while achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant during his enlistment. After retiring from the Air Force in 1971, he lived in Michigan, South Carolina, and eventually settled in Vero Beach, Florida. He owned and operated a sharpening business in various states. Friends called him “sharpie” and he was often referred to as “one sharp guy”. He enjoyed spending time with family, helping others with projects, and had a vast knowledge of model railroading. Bill will always be remembered for his energy and his quick and inventive sense of humor.

He is survived by his long time partner, Sally Holt of Vero Beach, whom he referred to as “the love of his life” and his daughter, Karen (Alan) of Suffolk, Virginia. Bill was known and loved by many members of Sally’s family that live in Vermont. Bill also had brothers and sisters in New England and had grand-children and great-grand-children that he loved and enjoyed spending time with. Bill was preceded in death by his son, Glen (senior) and grand-daughter, Rosalynn.

For those that wish to express their sympathy, please consider donating to their favorite charity in Bill Mercier’s name. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Please text or call Bill’s grandson Glen (II) at (608) 338-3510 or email for further information.


Audrey Pray

April 15, 2022, 7:06 pm

Karen and Sally

Sorry for your loss. I am glad I was here for Thanksgiving with you and Dad.
I will be leaving to go back to NH in May. I hope to keep in touch with you. I am planning on coming back to Florida in the fall if all goes well. I hope to see you then. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

With loving thoughts,

Kimberly Wrangell

April 17, 2022, 12:50 am

Even though I only knew Bill (grandpa grandpa) for six short years he quickly earned the title of one of my favorite people in the world. Since the first day we met he made me feel like I was already a part of the family. I am happy we were able to share so many family vacations with him and will forever cherish the memories made. I was always amazed by his energy and sense of adventure, he was truly inspiring and lived every moment. Its hard to accept the thought that he wont be there for the next chapter of our lives. The time has come when we cant be together, I’ll keep him my heart, he’ll stay there forever. He will be missed.

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