Friday, December 27 2013 9:55 PM EST2013-12-28 02:55:33 GMT
Former Mayor receives Order of the Long Leaf Pine CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) – Leo Mercer just celebrated his eighty sixth birthday, and for many of those years, he has served the Town of Chadbourn. SeveralMore >>
Former Mayor Leo Mercer received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine awards Saturday, before acting as the parade marshal for the 80th North Carolina Strawberry Festival.More >>
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Leo Mercer passed away on December 26 in Whiteville, NC.
Mercer was known for his involvement with both state and local government. He was a former State Representative, assistant to former Governor Hunt, the Mayor of Chadbourn and served as the Postmaster there for over two decades.
His obituary says he was 87 years old when he passed away. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn.
Mercer received the Long leaf Pine Award in 2012. The award is presented by the NC governor to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. It is one of the most prestigious awards offered. He also served as the parade marshal for the 80th North Carolina Strawberry Festival.