John W. Metz

John W. Metz, 60, of Brazil, passed away at Union Hospital, April 21, 2016 following an extended illness.

John was born January 16, 1956, in Clay County, Indiana the son of William Robert Metz and Velera Madge (Modesitt) Metz. He graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1974. Following high school he worked for Arketex Block in Brazil. He also worked at the Putnamville Prison and as a parts manager for Midland Implement, in Greencastle for many years.

In his free time he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, playing cards, refurbishing his original family homestead and attending flea markets where he would sell his “treasures” with his dad.

He was preceded in death by his mother Velera (Modesitt) Withers.

John is survived by his wife Marilyn (Archer) Metz whom he married May 30, 1975; two sons: Tom Metz and wife Carrie of Brazil and Jason Metz and wife Stacey of Reelsville; two grandchildren: Hunter Metz and Avery Metz; his father William R. Metz of Ladoga, Indiana; a brother Robert Metz and wife Cathy of Ladoga, Indiana; nephews: Brad Metz, Todd Metz, and Kyle Metz as well as several extended family members and friends.

Visitation will be at French Funeral Home, 421 East National Ave. Brazil, Indiana 47834, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm. Funeral services will follow at 2:00pm with Pastor Kenny Thomas officiating. Burial will be held at Calcutta Cemetery following the funeral services. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.