Donald Edward Metz
Donald Edward Metz of Lockhart passed away Dec. 19, 2005. He was born in Santa Ana, Calif. on Sept. 20, 1923.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Metz and Stella Carlson, and by two special brothers-in-law, Bill Ellis and Bob Ellis.
Don is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Ann. His legacy is shown in the love and lessons left to his children
and grandchildren. He leaves sons Don and wife Kim of Cedar Park, Ron and wife Sandy of Lockhart, Rick and wife Rhonda of Smithville, and daughter Mary Metz of Lockhart.
Gramps will be missed by grandchildren Amy and Chip Pittman, Lucy Metz, Andy and Velma Metz, Ryan Metz, Amanda Metz, Thomas Metz and Daniel and Tracy Reynolds, and great-grandchildren Dusty, Michael, Brooks and Emily Pittman, Katey DeLeon, and Caed and Kira Metz. Don is also survived by his brother Norman Metz and wife Avis, and sisters Bonnie Cleveland and husband Bob and Shirley Lypps and husband Jack, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Don was an active member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, serving many times on the vestry, as Sunday School teacher, Treasurer, Jr. Warden and Sr. Warden. He was a member of the American Legion and encouraged his sons in Boy Scouts by serving as Assistant Boy Scout Leader.
Along with many other young men of the day, he joined the Air Force and served his country as a member of the 493rd Bomber Group flying out of Debach, England during World War II. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, the American Defense Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and World War II Victory Medal.
Don had a great love for the beach and looked forward each year to camping with his buddies at Big Bend National Park.
Visitation was held at McCurdy”s Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m. The funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. at McCurdy”s Funeral Home with Father Tom Bruns presiding. Burial followed at Lockhart City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 117 N. Church St., Lockhart, Texas or Alzheimer”s Association, 3429 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78731.
Arrangements with McCurdy Funeral Home.