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.
To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Charles “Chuck” Franklin Metcalfe.
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