Joseph E. Metcalf

November 04, 1932 ‒ April 15, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Joseph E. Metcalf, age 84, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home.

He was born on November 4, 1932 in Bellaire, Ohio to the late Joseph J. and Lillie (Judge) Metcalf. Joseph was employed and retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass. He attended Liberty Chapel Church. Joseph received awards from the Knox Soil and Water Conservation and also from the Division of Wild Life Natural Recourses Department. Joseph was an avid conservationist. He was a member of the VFW Post # 4027 and Fraternal Order of Eagles #760. Joseph was a veteran serving in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife Frieda (Shepard) Metcalf; three sons, William (Becky) Metcalf, Michael (Pat) Metcalf, Ronald Metcalf; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and his sister Georgena Smith.

In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his sisters Maxine Mazza and Nancy Hosack.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 10-11 AM at the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church (11360 Liberty Chapel Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050). A service will follow beginning at 11 AM with Rev. Thom Fowler officiating. Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will follow in Liberty Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joseph’s name may be made to Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church or Hospice of Knox County.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Knox County for their wonderful care and compassion during a difficult time.

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  • Freida. Bill, Mike and Ron, and your families. I was sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. His health lead him on a long journey and peace has come. I remember many good times and fun around t he pond that Joe was so proud. I will be thinking of you all on Wednesday. Peace and Love

    Cheryl Satterfield Brenner
    Megan Brenner
    Drew Brenner

  • Frieda, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Dear Frieda and Family,
    I know Roger talked to you today Frieda, but I wanted you to know how sorry I am you have lost Joe. I was always glad to see the Metcalf family across the alley from us in the west end. Our families go way back. I always enjoyed running into you and Joe and of course our cousin Paul thought the world of him. I’m so sorry we can’ t be physically with you tomorrow but we will sure be there in thought and prayer.

  • May you have comfort in knowing he is with God and someday you will be reunited. May God give you comfort and peace as it is always the loved ones who are left behind are hurting the most. Thinking of the family. Love and Prayers to you all, Cindy Schubert
    AKA, Cindy Johnson

  • My stepson, Matthew, has so many great memories that start out “My Papaw and I went fishing down at Joe’s pond…”
    Thank you for sharing your world with him.
    Praying for peace and lots of fishing stories to bring you comfort.

  • Frieda, Bill, Mike, and Ron
    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Thinking of all of you. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Joe was like a gentle giant. He was such a sweet man. Lots of memories of him and and the get together we all had at the house and the pond. He will be truly missed. Sending you all my love.

  • Frieda, So sorry for the loss of your husband. I lost my Jim last year. It was a rough year, but it gets better. I will be praying for you and your family. Take care. Joyce