OBITUARY

Mark Metzler

August 17, 1951September 30, 2020

Mark Steven Metzler, 69, of Seadrift, Texas got his wings on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Hospice of South Texas in Victoria, Texas. Mark fought a long battle with dementia which ultimately took his life way too early. Mark was born on August 17,1951 in Victoria, Texas. He was the son of Melbourne B. and Ruth June (Moore) Metzler. He spent his childhood in Bloomington, Texas where he graduated from Bloomington High School in 1969. He was an avid athlete and played all sports. His favorite events were high jump and hurdles in track. He attended Victoria College and drove a school bus to support himself, sharing an apartment with a dear friend, Paul Martin. Mark joined Union Carbide in July, 1973 where he held roles as insulator, pipe fitter (projects gang and Poly F), maintenance planner and chemical plant operator in the ethylene oxide unit. He retired in August, 2005. Mark was an exceptional outdoorsman. He shot skeet in double AA class and bowhunted elk in Colorado and Nilgai antelope in South Texas. He was passionate about bird hunting for dove and fishing in the bays around Seadrift for trout and redfish. He trained English pointers and Labrador retrievers for bird hunting. He was so skilled, he made everything look easy and enjoyed sharing his talent with friends and family. His favorite time outdoors was spent at the Port O’Connor cabin he shared with friends and rebuilt with Curtis Martin after a hurricane. He always said being there made a day last forever. His favorite month was October because the flounder are running, and he loved to gig flounder from the boat at night. Mark loved country western music and dances, stopping only long enough to wipe his forehead with the handkerchief he always carried in his back pocket. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing the old tunes from Bob Wills, Willie Nelson and others. He loved to tell a funny joke and delivered the punchline with a twinkle in his eye and a smile under his mustache. Mark loved to visit friends and when anyone needed help, he was the first one to get there and the last one to leave. He kept spare tires in his shop and watched for anyone who might have a flat near the house. On many occasions, he would change a tire for folks, getting them safely down the road. Mark married Cheryl Martenson in November, 1981 and is survived by her, his children Meaghan (Robert) Neill, Burt (Kelley) Metzler, Leanne (Jerome) Landreneau, 8 grandchildren and sister, Diana (Dave) McKay. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

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William Metz

June 11, 2021

I’m fairly certain that this was my grandfather’s roommate at Silverado. I’ll never forget when we’d visit grandpa as a family. One time, my aunt and I were there for lunch and they were playing Oldies on the radio. My aunt danced with Mark to “Rockin’ Robin.” Though I only knew Mark from those visits, you could tell that he was quite a guy. Rest In Peace, Mark.

MARTHA MOORE

October 15, 2020

Dear Diana,
I was so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. As Peggy said and I agree, I remember as a young girl, Mark as being sweet, kind and very handsome. And he also had the best smile. I remember once Connie, Peggy and I were staying with your family and Aunt June took you and us to go give Mark lunch when he was working. He was hungry and he had a big grin on his face when we showed up.
I took care of a patient 5-6 years ago and who knew Mark when she lived in Bloomington and had the most wonderful things to say about him.
I know these last years have been difficult for all who loved him and for Mark. May he at last, be at peace.
Love, Martha

Peggy Moore

October 11, 2020

Diana, I was so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. I remember him as having a great sense of humor and being so handsome (to his young cousin). I understand his life has been difficult these last years. I hope he is in peace now. My thoughts are with you, Diana. Much love, your cousin Peggy.

Dorothy Bennett

October 5, 2020

Diana, Ron & I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I know you will miss him dearly.
I tried the email I had for you, and it was returned undeliverable. Would love to hear from you.
Love, Ron & Dorothy Bennett

Bryan Harvey

October 3, 2020

Mark and I spent a lot of time “hunting “ on Black Bayou. He startled a big fat coon one time and had to kill it. We would set up a wounded rabbit recording at night to see what would come. Those were great times! Mark, I will miss you.

Darrell Bailey

October 3, 2020

To the family of Mark Metzler,
I met Mark in 1979 when I started working at the plant. He was always willing to give help and advice. I will always remember the humor and little tricks he loved to play on his coworkers. I'll never forget the times Mark would stay after a shoot was over and help me with my trap game. He was always willing to help a fellow shooter that was struggling with his game. We spent many hours in the break room sharing hunting and fishing trips. Happy hunting and fishing from the heavens above. May you finally rest in peace my friend.
Darrell Bailey

DiAnn Sabin

October 2, 2020

I knew Mark at Carbide and he had such a wonderful sense of humor and a great personality. It was always fun to be around him.

Valarie (Peck) Schrade

October 2, 2020

The class of 1969 of Bloomington lost a very good friend a couple days ago. Mark Metzler. As growing up my family and his were very good friends. As growing up I always thought we were cousins cause his Aunt and Uncle. Were also my aunt and uncle. His mom was my aunts sister June Metzler and my aunt LaVeren Peck. Any way. We had many good times all together. Mark will be Miss by all. Sympathy to my good friend. Diana McKay. His sister. Love you. Prayers to you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️💕💕

Tank Sharp

October 2, 2020

Mark was a wonderful friend. I will always miss him. Condolences to the family.

John Higgins

October 2, 2020

To Mark’s Family
Mark was always such a good spirited person. He always seemed to have that little smile for everyone. At our reunion meetings he always seemed genuinely the same BHS Mark.
He was a good example to many.
John Higgins ‘69
Primm Springs, TN

FROM THE FAMILY