Willington R. Metcalfe Sr.
1939 - 2018
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Willington Ray Metcalfe Sr. 78 departed from this world on September 2, 2018. A longtime resident of Gary Indiana he was born to parents Essie and Alex Metcalfe on November 14, 1939 in Lamar County Alabama. He moved to Gary Indiana in 1954. He met his wife Imogene Henry in Gary and they were married on November 19, 1960. In January 2001 Ray retired as a foreman from Bethlehem Steel after 33 years. He also worked at Atlas Cement in East Chicago and Harbison and Walker International in Hammond IN. He is survived by his loving wife Imogene (Henry) Metcalfe of Gary IN, 2 daughters, Darian Collins of Merriville IN and Constance Harris (Sam) of Hammond IN ,2 sons Jeffrey Metcalfe of Indianapolis IN and Willington Ray Metcalfe Jr (Lawanda) of Indianapolis IN. Mother Essie Metcalfe of Sulligent Alabama, 5 sisters, Lola Buckingham (Howard) of Gary IN, Netter Buckingham of Gary IN, Joyce Metcalfe (Albert) of Sulligent Ala, Gloria Johnson (Randolph) of Sulligent Ala, and Nora Stallings of Aurora IL ; 2 brothers, David Metcalfe of Sulligent Ala and Gabriel Metcalfe (Nettie) of Sulligent Ala. He was preceded in death by father Alex Metcalfe of Sulligent Ala and brother Samuel Metcalfe of Gary IN. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 12-8 p.m. family hours 6-8p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel. Funeral services Monday, September 10, 2018 11:00a.m. at Love Feast Church of God and Christ, 2456 Chase Street. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart IN 46342.


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Published in Post-Tribune from Sep. 7 to Sep. 9, 2018.
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December 22, 2019
Hey PaPa, sure wish you were here to see your great granddaughter and talk to you on Christmas. You will always be missed! Love you!
Dominique Metcalfe-Sanders
December 13, 2019
Well it's holiday time and it's just not the same without you around. No one really feels it and I just want it to hurry up and pass. We all miss you pops. Safe travels. Love Boobie.
Metcalfe Willington
November 15, 2019
Happy born day Dad. May you live in our hearts, minds and spirits forever. Travel the Universe and enjoy!! We miss you, I miss you very much. Love you. Boobie
Willington Metcalfe
October 2, 2019
Hey papa i miss you so much. Things aren't the same without you here.
Dominique Metcalfe
September 2, 2019
It's been a year since we lost our "Ben Cartwright" of the family. A lot has happened since you've been gone and it shows how much you are missed. I miss your love, leadership, wisdom and knowledge. Life has not been the same without you. That said I know you're in a better place, traveling the universe with all your relatives. Please look down on us and guide us in spirit. I love you Dad. Boobie.
Boobie Metcalfe
September 1, 2019
Hey Papa, thinking of you nonstop lately. I sure do miss you. Your love and spirit is unmatched. When I think of the greatest man in the world it's always you. You were like a superhero on Earth. Everything a granddaughter could ask for plus more. It'll be a year from your passing tomorrow and it doesn't get easier. Your great granddaughter will enter this world 9/3/19. I sure wish you could meet her but I know you carried us through this entire pregnancy. Love you so much and the boys love you too. Always and forever in my heart.
Dominique Metcalfe
August 14, 2019
Hey hey Pops. Sorry I'm late writing you this month. I didn't forget, it's just been crazy around here with Amari going to school and all. Hope you, Sam, Big Papa, Raven, Sobie, Aunt Jurie and Uncle Podium along with Fish are all traveling the Universe in peace, love and Harmony. Say hi to Jenny for me too. We miss y'all so much and we really miss you around here. Tulip and Mack says hi also. I'll talk to you later. Love you Boobie...
Willington Metcalfe
July 11, 2019
Hey hey old man. Well it's hotter than July out here. I know y'all out there in the cool spaces of the Universe enjoying the good life. We making it down here, but it's not the same without you around physically. I know your spirit is with us because good blessings keep coming our way. Thanks and tell the Big Chief out there I said thanks for giving me a dad like you. Till we talk again.. Boobie
Boobie
July 2, 2019
Thinking of you everyday. Being there for Mom.

Jeff
July 1, 2019
Love you and thinking of you
June 16, 2019
Hey hey old man. Just wanted to wish you a Happy Father's Day. You were/are the best father a son could have. If I can be just a portion of what you were/are, then I'd be batting 1000! Tell Sam, Dan, Raven, Big Papa and Sobie we all say Hi. I miss all of y'all very much. Life has been just so empty here without y'all. I love you. Boobie
Willington Metcalfe
May 27, 2019
Hey PaPa just wanted to tell u i love and miss u!!!
Dominique Metcalfe
May 22, 2019
Hey hey Pops. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for coming to me in my dream today. I could see you so clearly in the kitchen cooking for us. I felt your presence. Well just want to say I love you and miss you. Thanks for looking down on us and keeping us in good hands. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
May 2, 2019
Hey hey pop. How's the travels around the Universe treating you? Fine I hope. Well we hanging in here down here and looking out for mom. Tell Sam and everyone I said hi. Love you. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
March 29, 2019
Hey hey old man, just writing to say hi. Hope you're having a ball traveling the Universe and living in paradise. We miss you and Amari speaks of you often. You will never be forgotten....Love Boobie..
Willington Metcalfe
March 13, 2019
Hey hey Dad, spring is near! You brought us through this tough winter. Well, we giving mom a Bday dinner this weekend. I surely wish you were here physically, but I know you're with us spiritually. I've been having vivid dreams with you giving me guidance and detection. I just wanna say thank you, thank you for being my Dad. Love you.
Metcalfe Willington
February 23, 2019
Love u so much and miss u so much! No one can compare! Keep watching over us!
Dominique Metcalfe
February 19, 2019
Hey hey Pops, sorry I missed last week. Mom said that was her first Valentine's Day without you in 60 years. Well we doing ok. Just miss you. Amari miss you too. Safe travels around the universe. Love Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
Son
February 2, 2019
Hey hey Old man! I was just writing to say Hi and ask how's the Cosmos been treating you? We hanging in hear down here. We still sticking together and we're missing you very much. I love you and ttys. Boobie
Willington Metcalfe
Son
January 19, 2019
Always thinking of you. Your spirit will always be with me.
Jeffrey Metcalfe
January 10, 2019
Hey PaPa it's my first birthday without you and I'm so sad. I know you would've called me and sung to me like u do every year and mailed me a card that said happy birthday jug head. I love you and miss you so much.
Dominique Metcalfe
January 2, 2019
Happy New Year old man. Thanks for listening to me today when we talked at the cemetery today. I heard everything you said. Safe travels around the universe. Love Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
Son
December 21, 2018
Hey Grandpa!!! Can't believe i made it through thanksgiving without you and now Christmas. Just keep your arms around me. Love u and miss you so much! You are 1 in a lifetime! Love you love you love you!
Dominique Metcalfe
December 19, 2018
Hey hey Pops, just writing to say hello and Happy Holidays. Y'all probably eating some greens and peas and cornbread! Lol. Well just know we miss you and Love you. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
Son
December 7, 2018
As we go through this holiday period without you I just want to say that you are not here in the flesh but your spirit will always bee here.
Jeffrey Metcalfe
November 23, 2018
Love you and miss you so much
Dominique Metcalfe
November 19, 2018
Happy Anniversary Dad. You and Mom made a fantastic couple. She enjoyed all the years y'all have been together. Well, I know you are blowing her a kiss from the Cosmos. Safe travels. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
November 14, 2018
Happy 79th Born day Dad. Have a great dinner with Sam, Sobie, Raven, Dan, Huford, Jenny and Big Papa, Aunt Jurie, Uncle Podium and Adam. Take care. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
November 14, 2018
Happy Born Day old man. I had a vivid dream this morning and we were talking to each other. We were down South at Big Ma house waiting on the fish to get done while sipping on a cold drank on her porch. We were all smiling and having a good time. I miss those days. Well thanks for talking to me and safe travels around the universe. I love you. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
Son
November 5, 2018
Hey old man. Just wanted to say Hi today. Hope your having fun traveling around the universe. I hope your transformation will be one that you will enjoy. We all just trying to make it down here without you here in the physical realm. I know you are watching over us. We really miss you. Love Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
October 31, 2018
Hey Papa, Kam and Tre made A/B honor roll. We miss you so much. Kamdyn keeps asking how long will you be deceased. He doesn't understand the concept of death. It's hard to accept. I miss you so much. I would give anything for us to go back to the day we danced at Rashad wedding. I love you.
Dominique Metcalfe-Sanders
October 26, 2018
Still Praying for your family Mr. Metcalfe,
Don't worry you know how good GOD is to them!!
Pastor Raymond L. Davis
Raymond Davis
October 24, 2018
Hey Dad, Amari said Hi. He misses you being here but he knows your with us spiritually and metaphysically. Well, we all love you. Mom is doing ok but she misses you very much. Take care and I'll write you later. Love Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe
Son
October 20, 2018
Hi Dad. I got your Born Day Well Wishes today! Thank you for the hospitality pop. This is my first Born Day without you here in the Physical Realm, but you are with me in the Spiritual one. I'll talk to later. Boobie.
Willington Metcalfe Jr.
Son
October 20, 2018
Grandpa you came to me in a dream and it scared me a little but gave me joy because you looked like your old self. Then i woke up in tears because i knew i couldn't call you. This has been so difficult. I would give anything to call you or get a birthday card from you that said happy birthday watermelon head love papa. Love u always.
Dominique Metcalfe-Sanders
October 19, 2018
I was just writing to say Hi Dad. I miss you so much. Love Boobie.
W Metcalfe Jr.
September 15, 2018
I was there when he passed. He was and will always be a great man.He will be missed. God bless him.
Jeffrey Metcalfe
September 13, 2018
Dad
September 13, 2018
The MAN in the Middle..
September 13, 2018
I'll miss my Dad. I'm crying now as I attempt to write this message. I know the Great Spirit has a plan, but it's just hard to see it right now. He was a powerful man, a true SUPERMAN! I love you pops.....Namaste.
Willington Metcalfe Jr.
September 9, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for the entire family. May God give you strength during this difficult time.
Toyee McGee
September 9, 2018
May GOD bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He will give you the peace to endure! My brother-in-law Sam loved his brother. I know you all will miss Ray. He is in a better place. GOD is good!
Debbie Mable
September 9, 2018
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Debbie Mable
September 9, 2018
My condolences go out to my family. My Uncle Ray will be miss. I'm lost for words, all I can do is pray. I remember him coming home to big ma house. He loved eating bluebell ice cream. The story I remember and tell big ma cooked a massive dinner. She cooked some peas with okra in them. I ate all the okra out the peas.Uncle Ray ask who ate all the okra? I said it was me uncle! He said you could have left your uncle some lol. Love you Uncle Ray. Love Jerlanda
Jerlanda Sanders
September 9, 2018
Prayers for the entire family. We are sadden by the loss of Bro. Ray. May God give you all strength. The Johnson family loves you all.
Angela Johnson Haley
September 8, 2018
You will ne missed, Uncle Ray. I love yoy❤
Cynthia Metcalfe-Summervile
September 8, 2018
Jeffrey and Darian you have my sincere condolences.
Sabrina Mason Moore
September 8, 2018
I am so sorry for you lost, I am praying for you and yours. Know that God is holding you in his arms right night to give you strength and peace
Phyllis Baker
September 8, 2018
Grandpa, I always feared this day. Walking this earth and not having you here to say hey granddaughter watermelon head. Even into adulthood you still called me that. I love you so so so so much. Words cannot describe the sadness and sorrow i feel in your passing. All i can do is hold on to the pictures and memories, they will forever be cherished. To know you is to love you and everyone that knew you loved you. Watch over me, Antwane and our boys and keep your arms around me. Love you,

Dominique
September 7, 2018
Imogene,

Sincere condolences to you and your family. May God wrap His loving arms around you and bring you Peace; and may precious memories of the life with your love one bring joy to your heart in the days ahead.
Lynette Batiste
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