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John Edward Metcalf

November 22, 1978October 18, 2020

Savannah-The sun has set on John Edward Metcalf, age 41. He passed away on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Georgia on October 18, 2020. He served in the military for 11 years and was a veteran of the Iraqi War.

Surviving are his parents Keith and Barbara Metcalf; his two brothers, Roger (Darlene) and Stephen Metcalf; and three nieces, Amanda, Sydney (John) and Breanna; and one nephew, Andrew. The funeral will be a private family service.



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Karen Winters

November 15, 2020

I only knew John for less than a year, but he left a very big impression and I felt very lucky to have called him a friend. He spoke of his mom and dad often, you were so loved! I am devastated by his early departure and hope he finds peace. May God bless you, my deepest condolences to your family.

Rita Mathews

October 21, 2020

Although I had never met John, his mom, Barbara and father, Keith, went to school with my husband and I and know the heartbreak of losing a child. I pray for God's comfort and strength as you travel this hard time as parents in this life. I will continue to keep your and your extended family in my prayers.

Kim and Mary Milner

October 21, 2020

Dear Keith, Barbara, Roger, Darlene, Steve and all the family: To say we were shocked to learn of John's passing is an understatement! In our minds, we still see that laughing, curly-haired blond little boy! We have not seen John in many years, but we will always remember him. May God bless you and comfort you as only He can! We love you and miss you here in the cove! We are lifting you in prayer and sending you much love!

Kim, Mary, Josh & Family and Jonathan

Gail Heathman

October 20, 2020

Barbara, Keith and family, my heart is broken for you. I'm so glad I got to talk to John on the phone not long ago; he had the same easy going way and laugh that I remembered. And I'm glad he mentioned wanting "Gail cookies" a few years ago and I made some for him. His personality and humor will never be forgotten. I pray it brings some comfort to you that John surely knew he was cherished by his family every moment of his life.

Juanita Trull

October 20, 2020

Barbara and family, o how my heart dropped when I heard of Johns passing. God be with each of you. I can still see the little blond head boy with Jeffrey on stage at preschool Lord please hold this mom and dad and other family in your arms. Love you Barbara.

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