William Henry Metcalf, of Ooltewah, died on Saturday, January 19, 2103 at a local medical facility.
He was born in Alden, New York, on May 27, 1918.
He was a member of the Collegedale Seventh-Day Adventist Church for 57 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Grace Metcalf, Sr. and his sister, Alice Shrock.
He married Emily McMillian on Jan. 11, 1939, and they celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on Friday, Jan. 11. They moved to Collegedale in 1956 and he worked until his retirement in 1986 as chief electrician and refrigeration person at Southern Missionary College. For many years he also drove the touring bus for the college, He was known as an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Emily McMillian Metcalf; daughters, Betty (Clynt) Cornwell and Anita and Wayne Barto; grandchildren, James E. (Dorinda) Young, Richard D. and Mary Young, Jeffrey A. and Audra Young, Robert E. and Dione Young, David C. and Leanne Barto, Lori B. and Robert Stakely; 11 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
No services or visitation are scheduled.
Burial will be private, at a later date.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort with the family.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.