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.
Published in Post-Tribune from Sep. 7 to Sep. 9, 2018.