Claude Philip Metts
Claude Philip Metts
  • January 25, 1928 - September 24, 2017
  • West Columbia, South Carolina

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Funeral Service for Claude P. Metts, 89, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church with burial to follow in St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery. Rev. John P. Trump will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family.

Mr. Metts passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017. Born in the Jolly Street Community in Prosperity, he was a son of the late Thomas and Annie Cook Metts. He proudly served in the US Navy during WWII. Mr. Metts was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church and the Men’s Bible Sunday School Class. He retired after 46 years of employment from Kline Iron and Steel Company. Following his retirement, he worked for nine years with Pope Davis Tire. Mr. Metts was a lifetime member of the Dutch Fork Optimist Club.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Christine Shealy Metts; daughters, Madie Taylor (Jack), Diane Metts; grandchildren, Scott Taylor (Deedee), Kyle Taylor, Ingrid Yon (Jay), Angela Campbell; great-grandchildren, Solana and Reid Taylor, Marley Taylor, Nathaniel and Caleb Yon, Emily and Allison Campbell. He is also survived by a sister, Merite Piester. He was preceded in death by brothers, Roy and Lewis Metts.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 1416 Broad River Rd., Cola, SC 29210.

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