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William Robert Metz

December 29, 1931 November 21, 2018
William Robert Metz
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Obituary for William Robert Metz

William Robert Metz, 86 of Brownsburg and formerly of Brazil, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 in Brownsburg Meadows. He was born on December 29, 1931 in Brazil, the son of John A. Metz and Gladys Bane Metz.

Bill was a graduate of Van Buren High School, class of 1950. He played center for the basketball team. Early in his life, Bill worked on the family farm and Arketex. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired machinist with Allison Transmissions. After retirement, he relocated to North East Martin County, on the East Fork of the White River. He was an avid outdoorsman. Bill enjoyed everything that dealt with the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Barbara Gilliand Metz and Velera Sue Modesitt; a son, John Metz; two brothers, Jack and Freddie Metz; and a grandson, Scott Daudy.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Metz and wife, Cathy of Ladoga and Jeff Canada and wife, Amber of Bloomington; two daughters, Sharon Kyle and husband, Steve of New Whiteland and Dianna Mink and husband, Joe of Indianapolis; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Metz of Brazil; a sister, Norma Nelson and husband, Paul of Brazil; a brother, James Metz and wife, Esther of Brazil; 12 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Services will be conducted on 3:00 PM Saturday, November 24, 2018 in French Funeral Home, 421 E. National Ave. Brazil, IN with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be 3:00 PM Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, IN. To light a candle or send condolences in his memory, visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

24

Nov

12:00 PM 11/24/2018 12:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/24/2018 3:00:00 PM
French Funeral Home

421 E National Ave
Brazil, IN 47834

French Funeral Home
421 E National Ave Brazil 47834 IN
United States

Service

Saturday

24

Nov

3:00 PM 11/24/2018 3:00:00 PM
French Funeral Home

421 E National Ave
Brazil, IN 47834

French Funeral Home
421 E National Ave Brazil 47834 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Spring Hill Final Resting Place

Spring Hill Road
Shoals, IN 47581

Spring Hill Road Shoals 47581 IN
United States
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