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“Ken--You sure was a great person, and I enjoyed working with you my dear friend. I enjoyed your & Kay's friendship. Wonderful Boss. I am so glad...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Janice Devine - Bremen, KY

“Larry so sorry for your loss. I remember your brother he helped me start my first savings account.I am so sorry to here of his passing, may the peace...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Charles Arnett - Winter Harbor, ME

“Mike, sorry for your loss! Losing a parent is tough but I know you have great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Garland Certain - Sturgis

“Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord extend extra grace to you at this time. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Ed Renfrow - HILLSBORO, TN

“I'm sorry we can't give our condolences in person. Kaye and Ken have been our friends since the late '50s. They were our witnesses at our wedding...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: June Jones - CENTRAL CITY, KY

“Larry, just wanted to express my condolences for your loss. Trusting the Lord will uphold you and your family and give you peace. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Dave Owens - Owensboro, KY

“So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We always loved our family get togethers. Ken always added much humor to the occasions. Our thoughts,prayers and...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Joe and Elizabeth Revo - KY

“We are very sorry for the loss of Ken. A true gentlemen and always very kind and helpful. Our sympathy to his family.s ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tony and Carolyn Whitaker - KY

“I'm so sorry for your loss, Mike and Steve. Your dad was always so kind and positive. He was definitely a gentle soul and so devoted to his family. I...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Dossett - Cadiz, KY - Friend

“You all are in our thoughts and prayers.Mr.Mercer and I became friends thru my work. We had some fun and enlightening conversations and he was a...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Patty Miller - Central City, KY

“Ken was one of those rare individuals that saw the good in everyone. We always enjoyed his company. Mike,Steve and family, you'll surely miss him...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Hugh & Pat Sweatt - Central City, KY

“Ken was a good kind person. I have known him many years. ken and Kaye were our neighbors when we lived in Gas Light Park. Our kids grew up together....Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Wanda Mercer - Greenville, KY

“Keep 'em laughing in heaven dear friend! ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Beth & Jerry Ross - Jasper, AL

“Thinking of you. Prayers for your family. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa Ross & Harold Anderson - AL

“Ken was such a nice and kind man. He was loved by many and will be missed by many. Sending prayers for comfort for Steve, Mike and Gloria and the...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Karen Bingham - Central City, KY

“One of my closest friends and classmate of CCHS Class of l955. We will all surely miss Ken's friendship and fun personally. He was an all-around...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Freddie Smith - Bowling Green, KY


CENTRAL CITY- Kenneth Norris Mercer, 83, of Central City passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Born November 24, 1936, in Rochester to the late Raymond F. and Nell Hays Mercer.

He was a 1955 graduate of Central City High School and a 1959 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. He began his banking career with First Federal Savings and Loan of Central City in 1960. In 1983, he joined First Federal Savings and Loan in Russellville as President. He retired in 1993 as CEO and Chairman of The Board of Trans Financial Bank of Kentucky. He also served as a director for the Kentucky Savings and Loan Association. During his 33 years in banking, he served his communities as president of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Central City Jaycees, the Central City Lions Club and the Russellville Rotary Club. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Central City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marilyn Kaye Revo Mercer and daughter-in-law, Tabitha Gibson Mercer.

Survivors include his sons, Mike (Gloria) Mercer and Steve Mercer both of Central City; grandchildren, Whitney Mercer Dillingham and Terra Lee Huddleston of Central City; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Mercer of Owensboro and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private with Bro. Mark Jones officiating. The burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family request expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the First United Methodist Church of Central City. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.