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Wayne Forest Metz


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Wayne Forest Metz Obituary
Wayne Forest Metz, 77, of Blackfoot, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at his home with his family by his side.
Wayne was born on November 21, 1937 in Fort Hall, Idaho to George Metz and Ruth St. Claire. He grew up in Fort Hall working on the farm with his dad. He attended Blackfoot High School.
Wayne married his sweetheart Virginia Gould on December 24, 1956. He attended Vo-Tech at ISU and studied mechanics. After he finished school he worked in the Gay Mine. He worked in a few different mechanic shops before opening his own shop, Metz Diesel, in Blackfoot in 1977. 
He was a member of the Fort Washakie Tribe.
He was a huge motorsports enthusiast. His passion was watching stock car and motocross racing. He was heavily involved in the local motorcycle and stock car races and even went as far as to help promote the races and even owned a car that was raced that he did the mechanic work on.
His children and grandkids were extremely important to him. He passed along his knowledge to them and taught them how to work.
He is survived by his wife Virginia; his children, Clement (Pamela) Metz, of Blackfoot; Lanny (Kim Ellis) Metz, of Blackfoot; Garry (Barbara Puglia) Metz, of Pocatello; Travis (Tambi) Metz, of Blackfoot; Tracey Metz (Miller), of Blackfoot; his brothers, George Metz Jr., Delano Metz, Orville Metz, Robert Metz; 15 grandkids and 22 great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ruth Metz; his half-brothers, Glen Marshall, George Marshall; his brother Kermit Metz; his half-sisters, Teola Metz Truchot and Eula Metz Edmo.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday September 25, 2015 at the Grove City Cemetery. Family and friends will gather for a viewing from 1-2:45 p.m. at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 23, 2015
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