Robert “Gayle” Mercer

Flagler County Tax Collector (1961)

Gayle was a 1951 graduate of Bunnell High School.  He was appointed as the Flagler County Tax Collector by the governor in February 1961 to complete the term vacated by his father, James Mercer, when he retired.  Ironicaly, in Gayle's graduation yearbook, his "class prophecy" stated "Gayle Mercer is tax collector in Flagler County..."

Gayle then resigned his position in November 1961 after which the governor appointed Dale Benton Brown Jr. to complete the term.