Willard Bruce Metcalfe


Mr. Willard Bruce Metcalfe, age 76, Jonesborough, passed away after a lengthy illness Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Lakebridge Healthcare Center.
Mr. Metcalf was born in Harlan, KY and son of the late Henry L. & Edna Owens Metcalf. He was also preceded in death by a niece and a brother-in-law, Charles A. Brown.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Mr. Metcalfe was a United States Army Veteran having served two tours in Vietnam and was stationed in Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Anderson Metcalfe, Jonesborough; two daughters, Carla Bunton (Charles A.) and Becky Fugate (Randy); son, Dwight Fitzgerald Metcalfe; grandchildren, Charles “Chuck” A. Bunton, III, Jacksonville, NC, Dustin Lynn Bunton, Cheyenne Victoria Nicole Bunton and Christopher William Fugate; great grandson, Desmond Joseph Wampler; sisters, Shirley Holmes (Garner), Baxter, TN and Carolyn Brown; sister-in-law, Janice Maxon, Canal Point, FL two nephews, and one niece.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Lakebridge Healthcare and Caris Hospice for their care for Mr. Metcalfe.
The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home and other times at the home of Carolyn Brown.
Interment services will be conducted 10:00AM Monday, June 5, 2017 at Mountain Home National Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family & friend.
Those wishing to make donations may do so to St. Jude’s Research Center, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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06-02-2017 J.Shannon Zukas
Thinking of the entire family,with wonderful memories on Patton Dr.Those days I hold close to my heart. The years may have slipped by,but my love for the Metcalfes,Holmes,and Browns is the same as if it was 1980 all over again..
06-02-2017 Judy Potter
Betty, so sorry to hear about Willard. Prayers for you and your family. Take care.


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