Dale E. Metzger
September 06, 1945 ‒ June 08, 2017
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Dale E. Metzger, age 71, of Mount Vernon died unexpectedly Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home.
He was born on September 6, 1945 in Columbus Ohio the son of the late Charles H. and Bernice G. (Saunders) Metzger.
Dale was a 1964 graduate of Big Walnut High School and a veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam War. He worked for 36 years at Timken Roller Bearing, retiring in 2000.
As a youngster, he was active in 4-H and FFA. This was where he developed his love of horses and over the years he had as many as 20 at one time. Stinger and Fire were a couple of his favorites.
When he wasn’t taking care of his horses, he was looking out for his family; always taking care of them.
He will be missed by his sister Dianne L. Harris of Bartow, Florida; brother Darrell C. Metzger; close friends and neighbors Lee (Cathy) Henthorn and Terry Tharp; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother Daniel and his sister-in-law Jean.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2 PM the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Burial with full military honors will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Friends may call on the family from noon until the time of service.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Dale’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes .