Charles “Chuck” Franklin Metcalfe

April 17, 1930 ‒ September 01, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Charles “Chuck” Franklin Metcalfe, age 87, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 17, 1930 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Arthur and Bertha Metcalfe. Chuck proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and returned home to Mount Vernon where he retired in 1982 after 27 years of employment with the Mount Vernon Fire Department. He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4027.

Chuck always enjoyed attending flea markets and had an extensive collection of military items. He was skilled with his hands and loved working with wood and restoring old items to look new again. There were not many nights that you couldn’t find Chuck watching a good western movie starring his favorite actor John Wayne. Chuck was a loving husband, father and grandfather that will be sadly missed by many.

He is survived by his children; Carolyn (Garry) Black of Kent, Ohio, Charles “Chuckie” (Michelle) Metcalfe of Mount Vernon and Cherie (Vince) Pugh of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren, Stephen Black, Kevin (Kristen) Black, Angela (Jeff) Meyers, Kimmy (Ryan) Coy, Jennifer McCoy, Taylor (Austin) Carpenter and Callan Pugh; 10 great grandchildren, Emma Black, Alexander and Ashleigh Black, Amanda and Hannah Meyers, Kennedy and Parker Coy, Mason and Parker Wise and Hayden Carpenter. He is also survived by his special friend, Edna Henwood.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Norma Jean Metcalfe and six brothers and sisters.

Friends may call on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service will be held on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Chuck’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • So sorry for your loss!!! I have fond memories of both of your parents Cherie from when we were young. They were always very nice and kind to me. I will always remember them. May your father rest in peace. Again, you have my deepest condolences!!!!!

  • Cherie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your father. He really was a brave man. Thank you for your service Chuck both in the Army and fire department. My dad always believed that only real men wear pink and admired John Wayne. I will leave you with a John Wayne quote that seems fitting. “I’m not the sort to back away from a fight. I don’t believe in shrinking from anything. It’s not my speed: I’m a guy who meets adversities head on.” Rest In Peace Chuck.

  • Cherie, so sorry to hear this about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most heartbreaking time. 💜

  • Please note that calling hours are this coming Wednesday, September 6th and not September 13th. Thank you! ❤️

  • We are so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was a great neighbor to us and friend. He got to live a long life which is a blessing. Our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.

  • Cherie and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I always remember him as a very kind man that loved his family dearly and would do anything for anyone. I’m keeping all of you in my prayers and praying Gods peace and comfort for all of you.

  • So very sorry for your loss, God Bless you Edna & all the children, grandchildren & great grandchildren ,Love & prayers to all.

  • Mr. Metcalfe was always a nice man to the kids in the neighborhood, and I enjoyed talking with him in later years. My wife and I last saw him on Hallowe’en last year, enjoying Trick Or Treat. He said, “I’m doing pretty good for 86!”, and we all laughed. My condolences to “Chuckie”and Cherie, Kim and Jennifer (softball, anyone?). Truly, the last of the old-time neighborhood folks… Mr. Metcalfe will be missed.

  • Chuck and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Though I didn’t know him, I do know one of his finest gifts to this world is his son, Chuck. Thank you, Mr. Metcalfe, for that legacy, for your service to our community, and your service to our country. Love and prayers to the family, Jan and Don Quinn

  • Charlie was a true class act, I grew up pestering him at Elmwood for years. Later after he retired and had heart trouble we spent time going to sales together he had a knack for finding deals. I spoke to him through the years by phone and not that long ago ran into him while visiting Mt. Vernon. I have many great memories of Charlie, he had some great stories, I smile when I think of few that have stuck with me. I am thankful to have known him. Thoughts and Prayers to the Family.

  • So sorry to hear of Mr. Metcalfe’s passing. Thoughts go out to his entire family. Sorry for your loss Carolyn.

  • Sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I worked with Charlie for 10 years at the Fire Dept.
    He was a really good guy, always cheerful, ornery, and a really good person, and firefighter. I cannot be there for the service, as I live now in Arizona, but my thoughts are with you all. Charlie’s passing has brought back many good memories of the old fire department, that I will forever cherish, and as with you all, he will always be remembered for who he was.

    SIncerely, Joe Harmon

  • I’m sadden to learn of your fathers passing. I have good childhood memories of your folks. Mom passed just a little over a year ago and I understand what you are going through. I’ll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • We were saddened by the news of your dad’s passing. What great memories we have of the times we all spent together. That was the saddest thing about moving to our new house was leaving your dad and Honey behind. We will truly miss him .. what a great man & friend he was. We loved him so very much.
    God’s peace & may God be with you during this most difficult of times.
    Allen & Melissa