Jay M. Mers

Published 5:03 pm Friday, October 29, 2021

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Jay M. Mers, age 69, longtime resident of Aurora, NC, died on Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel. A visitation will take place at Bryant Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Jay Marshall Mers was born in Wichita, KS on February 1, 1952, to Howard Eaton and Katherine Ellen (Phillips) Mers. Following his high school graduation, he enlisted in the United States Air Force on May 6, 1971. He served with the 766th Radar Squadron and was honorably discharged on May 5, 1975. He married Peggy Merlene Kidney less than one week before he was honorably discharged.

Jay and Peggy lived in Aurora for 46 years. During their time there, he worked for and retired from PCS Phosphate. Following his retirement, he started repairing computers in his spare time. He also enjoyed listening to music, and spending time with his wife and three cats: Otis, Jake, and Blondie. He also devoted time to restoring a family car, an Austin Healey Sprite, which he drove back from California.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steve Mers, and niece, Courtney McKay.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy M. Mers of Aurora; sister, Cyndy (Roger) Rowe of Reelsboro; and one niece, Michelle (Darren) Kite of Wyoming.

In Lieu of Flowers donations can be sent to: Aurora Rescue Squad PO Box 277 Aurora, NC 27806 or Bryant Funeral Home PO Box 99 Alliance, NC 28509.

Bryant Funeral Home of Alliance is in charge of arrangements.