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Bud Mercer

September 22, 1944 — May 12, 2024

Battle Ground

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With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Charles DeWayne 'Bud' Mercer age 79, of Battle Ground, WA on Sunday May 12th, 2024. Bud was born in Richmond, CA and grew up in Knightsen, CA, with his parents and three sisters. The Mercer's were truly a family connected to their community. Buddy learned an incredible work ethic working with his father Hank, at Oakley Builders Supply, where he was taught to make every move count, to be respectful, and be on time. He graduated in 1962 from Liberty High School and continues working in his parent's concrete business while attending business classes at the local community college. Bud was born an entrepreneur at heart. 

Through the years, Bud owned and operated several successful trucking and landscaping businesses, and a ski lodge in Nevada. In 1993, Bud relocated from Antioch, CA to Battle Ground, WA with his wife Angie and their 2-year-old son Jake. He owned and operated Bud & Sons, a successful trucking company, and later Sundance Rockery, which he ran until his retirement in 2019. Sundance provided the community with quality topsoil, barkdust, the best selection of boulders, decorative rocks, topped off with plenty of smiles, jokes, and advice. He had a knack for making folks smile, his motto was "You get more smilage per yard". 

Bud loved classic cars, rock-n-roll, dancing in the street, tinkering in his man cave, and hanging out with friends. He always knew how to make his own fun. 

Over the past year Bud attended CDM Healthcare Services, aka "The Geezer Club", in Vancouver, WA. His time there was the highlight of his week, hanging out with his friends, sharing stories, and teaching the staff on how to do things more efficiently, as the boss tends to do. 

A loving husband, devoted father, and a dear friend, Bud leaves behind his wife Angie, daughter Marlo (Dan) Walsh, son Jake Mercer, grandchildren Nick Walsh, Josh Payne, Tyler Payne, Marissa Walsh, Chase Walsh, Abigail Walsh, great-grandson Oakley, and sisters Garnetta Annable (George), Barbara (Dennis) Evanson, brother-in-law Albert Bello, and numerous nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents Henry H. Mercer and Gladys P. Mercer, and his sister Patricia Bello. 

Celebration of Life will be held on June 13th in Brush Prairie, WA. 
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Hope Dementia Support, 2300 NE 107th Ave, Vancouver WA. 98661 or online at

God's Garden
God looked around his garden
And founds an empty place.
He then looked down upon the Earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew that you would never 
Get well on Earth again.
He saw the road was getting rough
And the hills were hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, "Peace be thine".
It broke our hearts to lose you
But you didn't go alone,
For part of us went with you
The day God called you home. 
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