William H. Metts
1940 - 2021

William H. "Bill" Metts, 81, of Mt. Pleasant Township, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in The Washington Hospital.

He was born November 18, 1940, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Howard J. Metts and Margaret Louise Shappacher Metts.

Mr. Metts graduated from Montour High School, and the University of Alaska, where he studied Computers and Air Traffic Control.

A veteran, Mr. Metts proudly served in the Air Force for 12 years. In addition to being a navigator, he was assigned to Strategic Air Command. His awards and medals include the National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with 1 oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, Air Force Expeditionary Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Air Force Commendation Medal.

Following his time in the Air Force, Mr. Metts worked for the FAA, retiring as the head of computer flight services.

He was an avid reader and enjoyed model railroads and model airplanes.

On May 30, 1982, he married Donna Jean Carter, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lauri L. Early; a son, John W. Metts; siblings Howard James (Wendy) Metts, Jr., David B. (Mary) Metts, Judith (Frank) Carilli, Robert C. (Mollie) Metts, Patricia L. (Patti) Metts, Margaret A. (Harry) Householder, and Paul C. (Patty) Metts; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no public visitation. Burial in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to William G. Neal Funeral Homes, Ltd., Washington.

Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.

Published by Observer-Reporter from Dec. 1 to Dec. 2, 2021.
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Our deepest sympathies and prayers.
Gary and Judy Stewart
December 3, 2021
Love you, Brother. We will miss you until we meet again on the other side. You were such a good brother and head of the family after we lost Mom and Dad. Who will we call for weather forecasts and work arounds for the best directions to get there..anywhere there. Rest in Peace. Love, Judith
Judith Carilli
December 2, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I know Bill was one of the greatest and he adored Donna. You would never see one without the other. I met Bill through Donna as I worked with her for many years at Dr. Millers in Ransom, WV. I love you Donna and know Bill would never have left you if it was possible. You and the rest of the family are in my prayers. Sending special hugs your way always. Love you Don and Laura Beeson Ps. Susie sends her love as well.
Laura Beeson
December 2, 2021
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