Samuel A. Metz Jr.
Samuel A. Metz, Jr., 39, of Falling Waters, W.Va., died unexpectedly Friday, September 23, 2011, at his home.
Born August 5, 1972, in Chambersburg, he was a son of Samuel A. Metz Sr. of McConnellsburg and Victoria L. Cook Smith of Hagerstown, and a stepson of Sherry Metz of Mc- Connellsburg and Terry Smith of Hagerstown.
He was a 1990 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg.
He was an ASE certified mechanic and was last employed at Terry’s Auto Center of Boonsboro, MD. He was a member of American Legion Post #517 of Mercersburg. He loved his dog.
In addition to his parents and stepparents, he is survived by his wife, Lori Montgomery Metz; two daughters: Samantha Metz of Williamsport, Md., and Shiloh Metz of Martinsburg, W.Va; a sister, Sherri Sue Bailey of Little Cove; four stepchildren: Matthew Hubble of Greencastle; Brittany Murphy of Boonsboro; Samantha Gantt of Hagerstown, and Todd Murphy Jr. of Falling Waters; a stepsister, Donna Faith of Boonsboro; maternal grandmother, Nancy E. Cook of Mercersburg and paternal grandmother, Anne L. Metz of McConnellsburg.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Robert S. Cook and Harold A. Metz Sr. and a stepsister, Debra Robertson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, September 29, at Clayton Memorial Church of God, Mercersburg. Rev. Matthew Robinson officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.
Arrangements were by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.