San Angelo Harvey R. Metcalf, 65, of Junction, Passed from this life at a local San Angelo hospital on Friday, November 25, 2011.
Born in San Antonio, TX on April 22, 1946, he was the son of Ed and Winnie Lou Milsap Metcalf. He had lived many years in Junction.
Mr. Metcalf served in the US Army during the Vietnam War from May 1971 to June, 1973 and was honorably discharges as a SSgt and was a Green Beret. He then enlisted in the National Guard, where he served another 11 years. His unit, the 7th Bn.Airborne Vulcan, 60th Artillery, was a unit that deployed men and weapons for combat ly from the air. His battalion was awarded three Presidential and Unit Citations and one Phillipine Citation, they were 100 percent Vulcanqualified, and when training, were known as the quotblackquot Hatsquot. During their official activation ceremony, they staged a mass parachute drop at Ft. Biggs, with the Vulcaneers dropping 138 men and weapons from four C151 Starlifter transports and once on the ground, reassembled themselves to parade past General Richard Cassidy at which, Gen. Cassidy presented the battalions colors Major House. He was proactive in the Vietnam Veterans Rights.
After his service to his country, he went into construction in the gas fields, a job that he loved and was very proud to do.
In his later years, he was a rancher, working for Dr. Watson until the time of his passing.
Family was very important to him, and he took every chance he could to spend time with his family and friends. He most enjoyed going to Isaaks every morning and drinking coffee and visiting with his friends.
His grandchildren, Daniel and Hannah, were the most important people in his life, and he cherished the time he spent with them.
Mr. Metcalf enjoyed woodworking in his spare time.
One of his passions was his candy apple red Harley that his son, Pat bought for him.
He is predeceased by his parents, a son, Michael Lee Metcalf, a brother, Robert Merle Metcalf and a sister, Eddy Lou Pierce.
Those left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife of 37 years, Judy K, Metcalf his son, Patrick Metcalf his daughters, Jimmy Lee Newbury and Kristy Metcalf all of Junction his grandson, Daniel Newbury and his granddaughter, Hannah Miller, all of Junction, TX his brother, John Curtis Metcalf of San Angelo, TX and many nieces and nephews, and two very special friends, Tommy Toborg of Floresville, TX and Dennis Bollinger of Brady, TX.
He will be greatly missed and always loved by his family.
may stop by the Kimble Funeral Home on Sunday, November 27, 2011 from Noon to 5PM to sign the guest book.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Junction City Cemetery on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM.
Pall bearers will be Tiger Woods, Austin Rivas, Daniel Newbury, Jay Murr, Jamie Newbury and Jimmy Bankston. Honorary pall bearers will be Bill Crockett, Ray Jacoby, JW Laremore, Justin Bridges, Kay Phillips, Arthur Leistikow, Arthur Wallace and Mike House.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. 325 4463076
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