Christian Jay Mercer

Christian J. Mercer, 27, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Aug 9, 2019, after losing his battle with cancer.

Christian was born Oct. 25, 1991, at Culver Union Hospital, Crawfordsville. He is the son of Dean and Rhonda (Teague) Mercer of Indianapolis. He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 2010. Following graduation he attended Ivy Tech Community College.

Christian enjoyed online gaming where he was known as SixtheDK. In his younger years he enjoyed skateboarding and BMX biking with friends. One of his favorite past time events included building his 1994 Mustang with his dad. He enjoyed listening to hip hop and rock music and watching horror films. He also enjoyed working on his house, which he purchased Aug. 4, 2017.

Christian was employed by Kroger and worked as a customer service representative for both stores in Crawfordsville. This is the place where he met the love of his life, Sydney Bell Mercer.

Christian proposed to Sydney at the home they shared in Crawfordsville on Feb. 19, 2019, and were married at the IU Simon Cancer Center on June 14, 2019. They are expecting their child Aug. 27, 2019.

Christian leaves behind his parents; wife Sydney Mercer; unborn child Mercer; sister Sara Cooksey; brothers, Tyler Mercer and Alan Cooksey; and several nieces and nephews.

Christian was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Sally Teague and William and Elizabeth Mercer.

A memorial service will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Hunt and Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, where Tyler Mercer will speak at 7 p.m.