1944 Charles 2021

Charles Leon Metcalf

April 20, 1944 — February 9, 2021

Charles Leon Metcalf, 76, of Odessa, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at his home.

The family will host a private celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd Street, Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project and may be left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Charles and condolences for his family may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com or on our Facebook Page.

Charles was born on April 20, 1944 to John Leon and Vera Mae (Bodiford) Metcalf in Kansas City, MO. He enlisted in the United States Army on July 6, 1965 in Independence, MO, serving in Korea during the Vietnam era. Charles earned the National Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on April 13, 1967 in Fort Lewis, WA. On April 15, 1988 he was united in marriage to Susan Metcalf in Richmond, MO. They later divorced but remained close friends. Charles worked and retired as a stone mason and bricklayer (which was his passion) for J.E. Dunn Construction company. He was a member of the Brick Layers Local 15 and of the LifePoint Assembly of God Church in Odessa. In addition to spending time with family and friends Charles enjoyed fishing, cooking, wood cutting, bricklaying, and just being outdoors.

Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Bush and husband, Jeff of Garden City, MO; a son, Robert Metcalf and spouse, Traci McKibbin of Lee’s Summit, MO; a sister, Sue Barclay of Odessa, MO; close friend, Susan Metcalf of Odessa, MO; eight grandchildren; four great children; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by a brother, Virgil Metcalf.


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