Richard Maddox Metcalf (1926 - 2017)

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Richard Maddox Metcalf, born April 9, 1926, in Normal, Illinois, to Myrtle Maddox and Harry Metcalf, passed away on Sept. 2, 2017.
Richard married Betty Jo Blake of Pontiac, Illinois, on June 13, 1948.
Richard served in the United State Navy as a reserve and a Sonar man in World War II and Korea.
Richard graduated from Illinois State University. He went on to receive a PhD in education at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where he was a professor for many years.
Richard then moved to Shippenville, Pa., where he was instrumental in setting up the Communications Department of Clarion University of PA.
Richard had a passion for learning, for example - taking calculus classes at the age of 85. He also loved photography and music.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Metcalf, currently living in The Woodlands, Texas. He is also survived by his children: Merilee Smith from Alaska, Blake Metcalf from Arizona, Maribeth Amsler from Pennsylvania, Becky Metcalf from Alaska, Amanda Cogley from Texas and Nathan Metcalf from California.
Richard Metcalf is also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He leaves behind many that will miss him.
Memorial services have not been arranged at this time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at
Any condolences can be sent to [email protected].
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18000 Interstate 45 S
The Woodlands, TX 77384
(936) 321-5115
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 12, 2017
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