As published on the Hurst Scott Funeral Home website:
Joshua David Mercer, 26, of Pounding Mill, died at this home Dec. 12.
Born in Richlands, he was the son of Tina Muir of Pounding Mill and the late Tommy David Mercer.
He was a life long resident of the area and had attended Richlands High School. He was an employee of the Apple Jack Coal Company of Dante.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Phyllis Mercer, and one aunt, Dana Sayers.
Additional survivors: step-father, Ronnie Hurt, brother Elijah Craig Stiltner of Pounding Mill; maternal grandparents, Bob and Nell Muir of Raven; his special dog and constant companion, Buddy; aunts and uncles, Rebecca Fox and husband, Mike, of Richlands, Robert Muir and wife, Debbie, of Doran; cousins Greta Hurst, Holly Cantrell, Heather Sayers, Joey Fox, Robert Muir, Zachary Muir, James Mercer, Michelle Mercer, Shawn Combs and Jared Combs; and a host of family and friends.
The funeral was conducted Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Hurst-Scott Funeral Chapel in Richlands with Rev. David Brannock officiating.
Interment followed at the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in Richlands.
Hurst Scott Funeral Home, http://www.hurstscottfuneralhome.com/