Victor A. Metzler



LANCASTER~ Mr. Victor Albert Metzler, age 74, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born June 19,1943 on a farm in Colby, Kansas, a son of the late Edward E. Metzler, Jr. and Sarah I. Ziegelmeier Metzler and was the husband of Linda Tillman Metzler. Mr. Metzler graduated from Colby Kansas High School where he won several state championships in wrestling and football and also graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.B.A. Degree. He retired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer. He was later employed with Walmart Distribution in the Loss Prevention Department. Mr. Metzler was a member of Fellowship Bible Church where he served as Men’s Fellowship Leader, Sunday School Teacher and Choir Director. Music was his passion. He loved serving the students, teachers, staff and others while driving the Cougar Cruiser to ballgames, field trips, senior trips and special events for Carolina Christian Academy. He also enjoyed traveling along the east coast for Sunshine Tours. Mr. Metzler served on the School Board for Carolina Christian Academy. He loved the Lord, his family, his church and people. He wanted his life to count for Christ.

Mr. Metzler is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda Tillman Metzler; his son, David Metzler and his wife, Janet of Lancaster; three daughters, Angela Metzler Gannon and her husband, Adam of Battlefield, MO, Donna Adcock and her husband, Kennith, of Lancaster and Debbie Gallien and her husband, Brian of Lancaster; six grandchildren, Kendra Adcock Knopf, Shawn Adcock, Jessica Metzler Garris, Christian Gallien, Alex Gannon and Max Gannon; and a brother, Charles Metzler of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mr. Metzler was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Katherine Michelle Metzler; a son, Christopher Allen Metzler; and two brothers, Edward Metzler and Douglas Metzler.

The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mr. Metzler will be 11:00 am Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Fellowship Bible Church by Dr. Huey Mills, Rev. Chris Wilson and Rev. Ernest Steen. Burial will follow at Lancaster Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 pm Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Burgess Funeral Home and suggest memorial contributions be made to Fellowship Bible Church/Carolina Christian Academy Bus Ministry Fund, 1850 Kershaw-Camden Hwy, Lancaster, SC 29720.