Lawrence “Fred” Metcalf

Lawrence “Fred” Metcalf, 76, formerly of Shadyside, Ohio, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at the Rose Lane Nursing Home in Massillon, Ohio, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on September 29, 1942, son of the late Laurence E. and Margaret R. Jackson Metcalf.

Fred was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, a former employee of the former Rodefer Gleason Glass Company and a graduate of Bellaire High School, Class of 1960.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M. Metcalf on May 23, 2015, to whom he was married for 44 years and took such great care of for the last 16 years of her life, and his half-sister, Dorothy McCabe.

Surviving are his children, Debra (Greg) Landis of Massillon, Ohio and Fred (Kenda) Metcalf of Bellaire, Ohio. Also six grandchildren, Devin Landis, Julian Landis, Braiden Metcalf, Kaiya Metcalf, Bryce Metcalf and Jayda Metcalf.

Although our hearts are broken, we find peace that dad is reunited with his Joanie in heaven.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. with Fr. Daniel Heusel officiating. Interment in the Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan Point, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made for a memorial bench in memory of Joan and Fred to be placed at the Sprenger Health Care in Massillon.

Share your thoughts and memories with Fred’s family at www.bauknechtaltmeyer.com.