Forest, Virginia- -Jimmie H Metts, 85, of Forest, Virginia went to be with his Lord and savior on December 14, 2022.
He was born to parents Reginald and Ruby Metts on August 27, 1937, in Amherst, Virginia. Jimmie was a member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He retired from BWX Technologies in May 2002.
He married Doris A. Maddox, July 23, 1955, and was a devoted husband for 67 years. He is survived by Doris Metts of Forest, Virginia; his son, Stephen K. Metts of Lynchburg, Virginia; his daughter, Robin M. Smith of Blue Ridge, Virginia (Chris); his two grandsons, Nathaniel C. Smith of Vinton, Virginia (Whitney) and Brandon H. Smith of Roanoke, Virginia; a great-grandson, Ryker Z. Smith and a great-granddaughter, Cora Smith; and sister Iris M. Wheeler.
Jimmie enjoyed the beach, spending time with his family and friends, but his favorite hobby was cooking. He was a loving husband, who was devoted to his family. His wisdom, guidance and faith were unfailing.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.
A Celebration of Jimmie’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2022, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Putt officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
A special thanks to Selena Mitchell and Loretta Johnson for their devoted care over the past two years.
Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.