Robert E. Metzger Jr.

Robert E. Metzger, Jr. Robert E. Metzger, Jr., 65, of Austin, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013. A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, TX. Private interment with full military honors at Central Texas State Veteran's Cemetery in Killeen will occur at a later date. Robert was born on March 10, 1948 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Robert Sr. and Dorothy Metzger. After serving his country honorable in Vietnam in the United States Army he moved to Texas and attended Temple Junior College, where he received his associate's degree, and enjoyed a career as a surgical technician at the Medical Plaza Hospital in Sherman, Texas. On March 13, 1988, in Little River, Texas, he married his wife, Julia, to whom he was married for 25 years. Robert never met a stranger, was very personable, and enjoyed socializing, reading and traveling with his wife. Robert is preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Homer Cole. He leaves behind to cherish his memory: his wife, Julia; his children: Joel Whitmoyer, Neil Whitmoyer, Brian Metzger and Christina Metzger; grandson, Zachary Metzger; sister, Rebecca Murphy; mother-in-law, Joyce Cole; sisters-in-law, Sherry Larson and husband Robert and Georgette Cole; nephew Marvin Young, Jr., and other loving friends and family. Personal words of comfort may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

The Gabriels Funeral Chapel and Crematory - Georgetown
393 North IH-35 P.O. Box 1727, (78627) Georgetown, TX 78628

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 19, 2013