Don Mercer of Bosque County passed away at his home from natural causes. He was born in New Orleans, La., and spent much of his childhood in Brownwood, Texas, where he graduated from high school in 1957. Don spent most of the last 35 years of his life in the King Creek neighborhood at Lake Whitney. Don was an avid fisherman and hunter, with his primary passion being trotline fishing for catfish.

He is survived by a brother, John Mercer of Katy; a son, J.D. Mercer of Haslet; two daughters, Kathy Davis of Lewisville and Donna Mercer of Irving; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A gathering of remembrance is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10, at Country Roads Club at 3261 FM 933 in S Whitney. Arrangements under the direction of Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.