Gerald "Jerry" R Metts

February 3, 1950 ~ January 19, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Gerald "Jerry" Metts Obituary

Gerald R. "Jerry" Metts, passed away Friday, January 19, 2024 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born February 3, 1950 in Alton, he was the son of Ray and Lois (Graham) Metts.

Jerry had been employed as an operator at the AMOCO refinery for 20 years. He was also co-owner, with his wife Pauline, of Flower and Garden City in Wood River.

He enjoyed fishing as well as building and flying RC planes. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wood River where he had served as Chairperson on the Board of Properties.

On January 26, 1982 in Wood River, he married Pauline Pelan. She died October 1, 2004.

He is survived by a sister, Rebecca Sparr of East Alton; step-son, Dan Townsend of Wood River; two nieces, Sara Abbacchi, Rachel Jones; three great nephews, Lucas Abbacchi, Layton Jones, Carter Jones; a great niece, Claire Abbacchi; and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; step-son, Frank Townsend; and brother, Daniel Metts.

Visitation will be from 9 am until time of service at 11 am, Tuesday, January 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Pastor David Schultz will officiate.

Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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January 23, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Wood River)

Funeral Service
January 23, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Wood River)


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