OBITUARY

Parke Anthony Metzer

January 29, 1993January 8, 2021
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Parke Metzer has passed away just short of his 28th birthday. Parke was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Edmond. He attended school at Edmond North High School and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Media Production from the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity. It was always his dream from a very young age to become a movie director and he wrote, cast, directed, filmed and edited dozens of short films, several of which were entered and won awards at film festivals throughout the United States.

Parke was a spelling, geography and tennis champion in school and for three years attended Quartz Mountain Arts Institute for film making, during which time he directed three award-winning short films. He is listed on IMDB where most of his projects are posted.

Parke leaves behind his mother and step-father, Tetene and Steve Meltzner, father and step-mother Greg and Carla Metzer, sister Olivia Metzer, grandmothers Sue Hood and Val Metzer, as well as countless other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by grandfathers J. William Hood and Jim Metzer. A private memorial service with limited seating will be held Wednesday, January 20th, at 11:00 a.m. Social distancing will be honored and masks required. For your convenience, the service will be available to view livestream: https://tinyurl.com/hcfhlive.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Parke’s memory to honor his love of cats to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary (http://www.secondchancenorman.com/).

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  • Parke leaves behind his mother and step-father, Tetene and Steve Meltzner, father and step-mother Greg and Carla Metzer, sister Olivia Metzer, grandmothers Sue Hood and Val Metzer, as well as countless other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by grandfathers J. William Hood and Jim Metzer.

Services

  • Private Family Memorial Service

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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Peter Dituro

January 21, 2021

Parke I forgot to tell you, you’re gonna be so proud, I just passed a year sober yesterday!!! You have always been such an inspiration to me, and I owe much of my success to your guidance and support. I’ll keep going, I’m gonna make you proud!!!

Cailean Veach

January 20, 2021

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Cailean Veach

January 20, 2021

Parke Metzer will forever be one of the most creative, goofy, and just inspired individuals I have ever met in my life. I never could wrap my head around how his mind worked but it was always a treat to watch him create an idea and then wonder at how he had even come up with it. In high school, I remember filming video after video after video with him, all of them more bizarre or trippy than the last. He truly had a brilliant mind and I always thought to myself that he reminded me of exactly what people picture a film director as.
After we met and became fast friends, I remember when I joined Parke and Greg on what would be my first trip abroad and it is still, to this day, the greatest vacation that I’ve ever had. I think about it almost daily (not exaggerating) and the times we shared there. My favorite memory I think is when we were in Austria and we got to go out and explore the town by ourselves. We found a frankfurter stand and we both got a couple of those, loaded them with toppings, and then we bought our first legal beer together and went back to the hotel and spent, I think, two straight hours in the hotel hot tub just swimming around and making weird noises and laughing uncontrollably.
That was pretty standard for our friendship – It was never a bad time and every time we hung out, we would just immediately be comfortable and start delving into such obscure things. Looking back, I think it would be pretty uncharacteristic of most teenage boys to have conversations that deep and insightful. He showed me so many movies and films that I would never have given the time of day if it weren’t for him.
We grew apart over the years and that happens in life, unfortunately. But I thought about him a lot and I still do, and I still will. He has been missed, and will be missed and I will never forget the part of my life that he filled and made so much better. Parke Metzer was and is a beautiful human who is loved by many and I know I will never forget him.

Kevin Stubblefield

January 20, 2021

Parke was always a joy to be around, and we had so much fun making videos for school even when they weren't allowed to be shown. I remember fondly the days of racing through wikipedia to find specific articles without searching in our video editing class. We did plenty of video editing, too! Rest in peace, Parke

Dwain & Lisa Veach

January 18, 2021

Our deepest condolences to your whole family. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. We remember Parke with such fondness. The memories of all of the shorts and films those boys created are some of our favorites. As well, the Europe trip the boys took. May you Rest In Peace Parke. ❤️
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karli blalock

January 16, 2021

My deepest condolences to Greg, Tetene, Olivia and other members of the family. This is a heavy and tremendous loss. My heart is with you.

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