Edward A. “Mick” Metcalf, age 93, of Belleville, IL, born on September 7, 1929 in East St. Louis, IL, died on February 4, 2023, at Meridian Village, Glen Carbon, IL.
In his youth, Mick competed in horse racing competitions, primarily in barrel racing. Mick was a Korean War Army Veteran. He was a laborer and clerk for Illinois American Water Company. A 75- year member of Laborers’ Local #100, he served as president for many years. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed thoroughbred horse racing, boxing, and Cardinals baseball. He was a hard working and loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Erline R., nee Brooks, Metcalf; his son, Michael E. Metcalf; his parents, Leonard and Evelyn, nee Shevlin, Metcalf; and his sister, Rosemary Wolf.
He is survived by his children, David B. (Rhonda) Metcalf of Paderborn, IL; Diane M. (Dan) Hader of St. Jacob, IL, James A. (Katie) Metcalf of Jackson, TN, and Steven W. (Kimberly) Metcalf of Collinsville, IL; his daughter-in-law, Kathryn Metcalf of Collinsville, IL; his grandchildren, Ryan (Laura) Metcalf, Kenneth (Angela) Metcalf, Blake Metcalf, Joshua (Daniele) Hader, Sarah (Chris) Sorrell, Andrew (Natalie) Metcalf, Elizabeth (Brad) Davis, Jessica (Nathan) McBeth, Scott (Chelsea) Metcalf, Christopher (Audrey) Metcalf, Andrea (Michael) Lewis, and Jenna (Randall) Gregory. Mick is also survived by 22 great grandchildren and many other loving relatives and friends.
Memorials in Mick’s memory may be made to the donor’s choice.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2023 and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral procession will leave Kassly Mortuary at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday February 11, 2023 for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Father Matt Elie officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
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