June 13, 1928 - January 3, 2017
Paul D. Metz, 88, of Springfield, Ohio, passed away January 3, 2017 in the Ohio Masonic Home, Springfield, Ohio.
He was born June 13, 1928, in Pandora, Ohio, the son of Carl and Carrie (Pearson) Metz. He was a 1946 graduate of North Hampton High School. Paul retired after 30 years of service as a tool and dye maker from Speco Company. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Paul is survived by his wife of 62 years, Christine (Plank) Metz; children, daughters, Deborah (Dr. Joshua) Richards of Urbana and Dianne Sothard of Medway; son, Donald (Karla) Metz of North Hampton; sister, Janice Maggart; 7 grandchildren, Lindsay, Wally III, Mike, Noel, Heather, Jennifer and Alex; 6 great grandchildren, Mikenzie, Caleb, Caitlyn, Kobe , Wally IV, Theo and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Irene Fisher and James Metz.
Funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Rev. Nancy Hardin officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Vale Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.
Contributions are respectfully requested to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Rd., Dayton, Ohio 45459.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.