David "Dave" Lewis VanMetre Sr.

December 22, 1947November 15, 2020

David “Dave” Lewis VanMetre, Sr. of Bullitt County, KY passed away on November 15, 2020 at his home. Dave was born on December 22, 1947 in Louisville, KY to the late Joseph and Gertrude VanMetre.

He retired from the Naval Ordinance. Dave served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed golf and old cars. Dave enjoyed spending time at the lake and living life to the fullest, and most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Dave is survived by his loving wife, Julie VanMetre; sons, David VanMetre, Jr. (Laura), C.J. Price, IV. (Katie) and Jeremy Price (Veronica); three granddaughters, whom he adored, Tori, Emma and Olivia; sister, Jackie Whitaker.

The family would like to give a special thank you to all of Dave’s family, friends, neighbors and the staff at Norton Cancer Center, St. Matthews, for all their love, care and support.

Services for Dave will be private for the family. There will be a celebration of Dave’s life at a later date. Dave will be laid to rest at Resthaven Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Leukemia Foundation.


David "Dave" Lewis VanMetre Sr.

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Gwen DeMuth

November 20, 2020

Dearest Julie, C.J. And Katie, Jeremy and Veronica, Emma, Oliva and Tori our hearts hurt for your loss. Dave was bless with a kind heart. At Doug and Terry's annual Memorial Day Party he would be at mom's car door to help us carry food and chairs. He always had a gentle smile . Due to Covid Restrictions we can't be at his visitation but we our lifting all of you up in prayers. May God surround you with his love and give you strength in the days ahead.
Memories are treasures. Love goes on forever. God promised we will all be together again in heaven. Hugs.

Love in Christ,
Aunt Louise Heil and Gwen DeMuth

Emma Price

November 17, 2020

Pops, I will never forget all the fun times we had. I mean Olivia and I pranked you so many times I had no clue how you never yelled at us. Almost ever time we came over we had some new tricks up our sleeve. But, each time you had a bigger smile on your face. I’m also definitely going to miss being your tech expert. I know you’ll be watching over us but it will never be the same without you. We all love you pops and we will all see each other again.

Veronica Price

November 17, 2020

Where to start...From the moment that I met Dave, he welcomed both Tori and I into the family with open arms. Since then, we’ve enjoyed some fun trips to Mexico, numerous lake trips, and many other fun trips and family memories together. Dave always carried salt for his beer and had a smile on his face. He was always the life of the party. Dave was as stubborn as they come, but that stubbornness carried him further than most people would have gone with the ugly diagnosis that he was given. He was a true fighter up until the very end. He was a wonderful husband, father, pops, and father-in-law to our family. He will be missed dearly. Until we meet again....Love You, Dave.

Jeremy Price

November 17, 2020

Ol’ “Pops” was a simple man who, who loved simple things. I’ll never forget his reaction when mom and I told him he was going to Cancun with us and Veronica. Veronica and I were to be married in Cancun, Mexico and he didn’t like any part of it, because he loved simple. Fast forward.. I’ll never forget his reaction when we got to Mexico. His whole demeanor changed and he was like a kid in a candy store. He couldn’t get enough of it all.
That’s what kind of man he was. Simple, yet stubborn. Once he did something and found out it was more then he ever imagined, he went all in. I’ll miss his smile and the kid in him. I never even thought of him as a 73 year old dad. He was one of my best friends. But now you’re in a better place now and no more pain. I’ll see you on the other side pops. I miss you and love you to the moon and back.

Dave Huber

November 16, 2020

Prayers sent to a great Street Rodder and Person. Dave Will be mised.