William Metzger

METZGER, William “Bill” Edward, 93, of Wellsburg, WV passed away on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Brightwood Nursing Center, Follansbee, WV.

Bill was born on January 16, 1920 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was the son of the Late William and Mary Jane (Hainsworth) Metzger.

Bill grew up as a farmer on the family farm. He retired as a bank teller at the Bank of Weirton. Bill was a member of the Kiwanis Club serving as Past Lieutenant Governor, Past President, and a Legion of Honor Member, the Wellsburg Masonic Lodge #2, a Shriner, Master Gardener and was named Outstanding Master Gardener of the Year in 1998, the Tri-State Bee Keeper Association, and on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsburg, where he served as an Elder.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Isabell (Chalfant) Metzger of Wellsburg; three daughters, Carol (Bill) Lynn of Wellsburg, Mary Jane (Jim) McElroy of Follansbee, WV and Barbara (Gene) Lauck of Monaca, PA; four grandchildren, Lara (Matthew) Woodrum, Scott McElroy , Jennifer (Mike) Rodgers, Brian (Jennifer) Lauck; two great – grandsons, Connor and Ethan Rodgers; a sister, Alice McCloy of Mt. Pleasant, PA and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Service at 11 a.m. at the Chambers Funeral Home, 1030 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV (304) 737-3551, with the Rev. Samuel Gibb, officiating.

Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery, Wellsburg, WV

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