Mr. Metts was retired from The Elliott Group as a contractor, a retired Staff Sergeant of the US Air Force and member of Keowee Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent. He loved his pastor and pastor’s wife as well as the entire church family. Mr. Metts enjoyed fishing, shrimping, auctions and wood working.
Surviving are his wife of 46 years Gladys Goss Metts; 9 children Cindy Cook (Tommy), Debra Johnston, Shirley Burgess (David), Vivian Black (Robert), Sonia Metts, Shirley Bridges (Jim), Linda Garland (Larry), Billy Pelfrey (Evanell), Roger Pelfrey (Evelyn); a sister Delores Warlick; 23 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; special friends Charles and Willie Mae Brewer and family.
Funeral service 11 AM Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at Keowee Baptist Church. Burial with honors in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Garden of Honor. Visitation 6 to 8 PM Monday, June 22, 2009 at Dillard Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680 or Keowee Baptist Church, Building Fund, PO Box 547, Six Mile, SC 29682.
The family is at the home.
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