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 .

  • So sorry for your loss. I loved Dale, he was like a big brother. Sure will miss him, he always kept me laughing. Just knowing he’s in a better place is comforting. Now he will be at peace and not have to be in pain anymore. He’s among many Angels .

  • Dale has been a good friend for the last thirty years. He wood call me for his little road trips shopping for horse trailers and horses. The trips were always fun and good in all kinds of weather. I already miss him. We talked about his about another trip in the future but was currently excited about his sister coming home.

  • So sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. His sense of humor and good spirits will be missed. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends.
    Alice A. Dixon

  • We Loved Dale so much. He was just up to visit last week and brought me a special Birthday card. It was so sudden and such a shock to all of us. He will be missed so deeply. Rest in peace Dale .

  • So very sorry to lose such a good person. Our most heartfelt sympathy.

    Bill & Sheila Craft

  • So sorry for your loss. I remember when we were all kids and I could not wait to get to the Hartford Fairgrounds so I could run to the pony barns to see Dale and other cousins from that side of the family. We had a great time there and at the Family Reunions. I’ll never forget and pray that you all will be comforted in your grief.

  • Dale was my good trail riding buddy for several years. We had a lot of great adventures. Dale was a good friend who loved and cared for his horses so well. I am so very sorry old friend.

  • Sincere Sympathy to all. I have known Dale a longtime and going back to 4 H and the Del Co Fair and many other hoese shows. Rest in Piece.

  • What a shock to hear of Dale’s passing. He had just called on Sat. to wish his Aunt a happy birthday. He was a very caring person. Will be missed.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to all Family and Friends.
    From Empire Marketing Group, Florida, NC and MD

  • Condolences to his family from the De Lozier family. Charlotte, Charlotte,Gay and Randy. Melody, Krystal, Kayleigh Wammes. He will be missed.