James Gilbert Metcalfe Sr.

James Gilbert Metcalfe Sr.

James Gilbert Metcalfe Sr. 65 went to meet his heavenly father on Monday, June 29th.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents William and Elsie Metcalfe, Grandson Jayden, brother-in-laws Carl and Doug Kornrumpf, Phyllis Jarrett "Maw" and Sister Betty Reynolds.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 24, 1950, he is survived by his beloved wife Deborah of 46 years, 3 sons Jim (Tracy), Tony (Jennifer) and Jason (Michelle) and 4 grandchildren Austin, Taylor, Presley and Dayton as well as John Jarrett "Paw". He is also survived by his sisters Patty, Linda and Billie as well as sister-in-laws Judy Aharon (Skee), Becky Rodgers (Keith) and Pam Jarrett along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jim enlisted into The United States Marine Corp at the age of 17 and fought in the Vietnam War, receiving a purple heart and bronze star for his courageous service. After serving his country he went to college and earned his degree landing a position at DuPont Chemical Company. After 23 years at DuPont he retired and lived in both St. Cloud, Florida as well as Parrish, Florida. He had a love for restoring old cars, his University of Kentucky Wildcats as well as a good book or movie, but his true passion was spending time with his family...specifically his grandchildren that he adored.

A funeral service to celebrate Jim's life will be conducted at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 in the chapel of Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Rd with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 6-8pm on Monday July 6, 2015, 1-8pm Tuesday, July 7, 2015 and after 9am the day of the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to Jim's two favorite charities...The Wounded Warrior Project and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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