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641 S. Broadway
GEORGETOWN, KY 40324
Phone: 502-863-3550
Fax: 502-603-8298
Robert Metcalfe, Jr

Robert McCarley Metcalfe, Jr

Wednesday, August 9th, 1961 - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Obituary

Robert McCarley Metcalfe, Jr, 58, husband of Glenna Armstrong Metcalfe, passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Born in Madisonville, KY, he was the son of the late Robert “Buddy” and Mary Olga Barton Metcalfe.

A graduate of Georgetown College, Robert Metcalfe served as a Team Leader at Toyota (TMMK) in Georgetown, KY. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed woodworking, cooking, gardening, and reading. A history buff, he also enjoyed restoring World War II-era Dodge Power Wagons. Robert will be remembered most for his dry wit, tenderness, thoughtfulness, and loving heart, making everything he touched more beautiful.

In addition to his wife of 32 years, he is survived by his daughters, Elizabeth Metcalfe, Emily Metcalfe and Erin Metcalfe; brother, Duncan Metcalfe; sisters, Sally Swanson and Mary DeFini. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Metcalfe.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 PM (EST) on Saturday, September 28th at Faith Baptist Church (Georgetown, KY), conducted by Greg Earwood. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elizabeth’s Village (Georgetown, KY), Mahr Park Arboretum (Madisonville, KY), or the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust (Chicago, IL).
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 28th, 2019 5:00pm
    Location
    Faith Baptist Church
    Address
    116 Pocahontas Trail
    Georgetown, KY 40324
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    Officiant
    Rev. Greg Earwood

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Royal Spring Middle School Chorus

Posted at 03:19pm
Mrs. Metcalfe-We are so sorry for your loss. We miss you!
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Herb Pritchett

Posted at 11:18am
Years ago (more years than I care to remember) I was Robert's and Glenna's Sunday school teacher at First Baptist, Madisonville, KY. Robert was always so kind and gracious. My prayers and heartfelt sympathies are with his family during this time. Herb Pritchett
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David A Brownlee

Posted at 12:06pm
Hadn't seen Robert since early 1980's. I reached out to him a few years ago but never connected.

Robert a I had so much fun together as kids. Running around all the greenhouses, hiking through the woods south of Homewood going to "turtle land"; walking downtown to Ireland's Hobby store or the Capital Theater; always busy with N-gauge model railroad, GI Joes and Johnny West; sleepovers, Mad magazine, monster movies, the brand-new Saturday Night Live; loved his Mom and his Dad and his Country Squire station-wagon with eight-track easy listening music.

In 1973 I went with them to their family vacation home on South Manistique lake. Journeyed to the Grand Sable Sand Dunes and Lake Superior. Water skiing and swimming. What fun.

He was a big fan of Simon and Garfunkel & John Denver. He loved steam engines and trains, model rockets and civil war history. He was in Indian Guides and Cub Scouts!
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Eric & Melanie Freeman

Posted at 07:39am
Robert will be missed.
Our prayers are with the family during this hard time.
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