Larry Wayne Mercer

March 20, 1948 ~ September 13, 2022

Larry Wayne Mercer, 74, of Lytle Texas, passed away on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, in San Antonio Texas. He passed away at Pam Specialty Hospital due to a chronic medical condition.
Larry Wayne Mercer was born in Ft. Sam Houston Hospital in San Antonio, Texas to Nehoma Bethke Mercer and Earl Frank Mercer. He grew up with four sisters, three brothers and three dogs. As a child, he loved spending his time riding bikes, climbing trees and playing with cars with his siblings. (He attended McCollum High School in San Antonio, TX.) As he got older, he enjoyed helping his father learning many trades along the way, which sparked his passion for construction and becoming a superintendant for Vincent T Contracting for many years.
Later in life he met Rosa Elva Zaragoza, in Piedras Negras, because his line of work would bring him there. They fell in love, married, started a family, raising two children and completed the family with four more children. As a family they loved to barbeque, dance, fish, take vacations to the beach, and enjoyed spending family dinners at Chinese buffets! Being a kind and dependable father was of the utmost importance to Larry Wayne Mercer and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to wholeheartedly, loving and being there for his family.
Larry was a caring and dependable partner and husband to Rosa Mercer, a father of six, who was always there for them, through their ups and downs, and a grandfather who enjoyed sharing his experiences in life with them. He served in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War. Enjoyed riding horses, breaking horses, riding motorcycles, and hunting. Had a passion for gardening and took pride in his tomatoes and loved his flower beds! As he aged his health deteriorated, but he managed his illness with strength and grace. Heaven has gained an angel, where there is no more pain or discomfort joining his family and friends.
In addition to his children, Alfredo Gomez, Diana Gomez (4 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren), Larry Earl Mercer (2 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild), Nahoma Mercer (2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren), Jesse Mercer (5 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren, one on the way), and Betty Kay Mercer (4 grandchildren), Larry is survived by his sisters, Linda Gyle Mercer, Doris Ann Mercer, Brenda Kay Mercer; and brother, Ronald Lynn Mercer.
He was proceeded in passing by his spouse, Rosa Elva Zaragoza Mercer; father, Earl Frank Mercer; mother, Nehoma Bethke Mercer; brothers, Earl Dean Mercer, Donald Lee Mercer; and sister, Angie Nell Patton.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family and always remembered in their hearts.
We are sincerely grateful to the many families and friends who have given us support and comfort during this time of loss.
A Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home Chapel, 14822 N. Main, Lytle, Tx. 78052, on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm.
Interment will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 24, 2022, where everyone will meet at the Hurley Funeral Home by 9:30 am to follow one another to the Lytle Community Cemetery in Lytle, Tx.
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Arrangements under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home, 14822 N. Main, Lytle, Tx. 78052, (830)709-0698.