Bruce Nelson Mercer, 50, of Payson, died Feb. 1, 2001, in Payson. He was born Oct. 7, 1950, in Phoenix.
Mr. Mercer and his family moved to Payson in 1960. After graduating from Payson High School in 1968 he joined the Navy, served on a tanker in Vietnam and was honorably discharged.
Afterward, he worked at the family business, Payson Auto Supply, and assumed ownership in 1990. More recently, he capitalized on his automotive experience at Carquest Auto Parts, formerly Big A.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki Mercer, of Payson; two daughters, Crystal and Johna of Payson; mother and stepfather, Carol and Al Koontz of Cottonwood, Ariz.; two brothers, Steve Mercer and his wife, Karen, of Cottonwood, Ariz. and Neal Mercer and his wife, Donna, of Payson; and two grandchildren, Kalista and Kyler of Payson.
Memorial services and a potluck were held Feb. 11 at the American Legion.
Donations may be made at Compass Bank, 472-9602.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.