Gerald Joseph Metz

August 7, 1934April 10, 2021

Gerald Metz, age 86, passed away of natural causes Saturday, April 10, 2021. He was born Tuesday, August 7, 1934 in Medford Wisconsin; he lived most of his life in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

Growing up on a farm Gerald had a multitude of priceless family memories from the farm chores to the tapping of the maple trees to make syrup. He could have written a book full of all the wonderful stories he always told.

He learned at an early age to hunt with his dad, fishing by far was his favorite. Gerald worked hard all his life, his favorite topic in school was agriculture.

He loved sports, antiques, gardening, growing tomatoes, hot peppers, and flowers. He enjoyed cooking, baking and using his smoker.

He was blessed with many friends, joked a lot and always had an ear to ear smile. He had a deep love for Jesus.

Gerald is survived by four children. Jerry (Connie), Cynthia (Philip), Victoria (Larry), and Laura (Bob), nine grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.

Preceded in death by his parents Leander and Hattie (Brunner) Metz, brother Robert Metz, sisters Idella (Metz) Borman and Jeanette (Metz) Boheim, best friend and long life partner Peggy Lee (Herrin) Thompson and his ex-spouse Marian, the mother of his four children.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Gerald Joseph Metz

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Marlene Bruno

April 15, 2021

I am so grateful that we got to know each other in the last 15 years. I got to know the wonderful, thoughtful and loving man you were. I truly enjoyed all of the stories you told me when you were a child and also as growing up. I will miss our conversations and sending you those peanut butter kisses! Well now you can catch as many fish as you want to!!!! Love you!
Marlene (Robert Metz's Daughter)

Ava Fonseca

April 14, 2021

Mr. Gerald was my Valentine for many years. We would always share gifts and candy with each other every year since 2011. He was such a nice man and he is very missed.

Cindy Ciborowski (Metz)

April 14, 2021

Rest In Peace and fly high! You will never be forgotten and I am so glad that you were surrounded by loving people ❤️ I will see you in heaven father! 💔

Ladonna Alcorn Fonseca

April 14, 2021

Mr Gerald was our neighbor for 10 years. We loved sitting on his porch, listening to his stories. My son was very close to Mr Gerald and my daughter was his valentine. I am so glad my children will have memories of such a wonderful man and great neighbor.