He was a retired butcher, having owned and operated Refugio Market and Locker in Refugio. He also worked at Ressman’s Grocery, which was formerly Metting’s Grocery in Goliad.
Metting was active in St. Johns Lutheran Church of Goliad and Peace Lutheran Church of Woodsboro. He served in the Navy during WWII; and was active in the VFW, American Legion and Rotary Club.
He was born on July 26, 1924, to Louis F. and Augusta Mehnert Metting in Goliad.
He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Selma Kluth, Victoria Muegge and Margaret McEldowney, three brothers, Elliott “Bottz” Metting, Rhinehart “Rupe” Metting, and Arno Metting.
Survivors include his daughter Debra Crosby of Miss.; one son, Kyle and his wife Terry Metting of Sarco; two grandsons and their spouses, Chris and Mary Levien of Woodsboro and Luke and Marcy Levien of Junction; and four great-grandchildren; and special friend Elizabeth Metting of Austin.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Goliad at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas or St. Johns Lutheran Church.