Emerson “Bub” Eugene Metz, age 80, of Botkins, Ohio passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at Miami Valley Hospital.
Bub was born in Lima, Ohio January 31, 1940, to the late Roy C. and Dorothy (Regula) Metz. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Kay Metz.
Bub married the former Janet L. Hagelberger May 9, 1964, and she survives in Botkins. He is also survived by a daughter, Kim (Jeff) Lee of Botkins and their son Marcus; son, Kelly (Jenna) Metz of Hilliard, Ohio and their son Paxton; son, Jeff (Andrea) Metz of Botkins, and their children Bryce, Brant, and Jana; son, Mitchell Metz of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; sisters, Judy (and the late Frank) Rostorfer of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Susan (Tom) Sekas of Sidney, Ohio and Wanda (Gary Metz) Wildermuth of Maplewood, Ohio.
A 1958 graduate of Jackson Center High School, Bub was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He was a lifelong member of the St. Jacobs Lutheran Church in Jackson Township and was a member of the church Dartball team for many years. An avid farmer, Bub loved fishing, reading and horses. He retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after twenty five years. Bub was a member of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office for thirty five years and had been a member of the mounted patrol. He was also a former police officer for the village of Anna.
Graveside services for Bub will be held Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the New Loramie Valley Cemetery in Botkins with Pastor David Sanders officiating. With the current pandemic guidelines in mind, the family asks that you be symptom-free and use social distancing. Please consider bringing a lawn chair if seating is needed.
The arrangements are being handled by the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.