MOUNT VERNON — Joseph E. Metcalf, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at his home.

He was born on Nov. 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 Resources 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 (Becki) 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 Wednesday, April 19, from 10-11 a.m., at the Liberty Chapel United Methodist Church (11360 Liberty Chapel Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050). A service will follow beginning at 11 a.m. 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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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joseph E. Metcalf.


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