James Junior Metcalf

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James Junior Metcalf
b: 14 Jul 1921
d: 18 Jan 2013

In Memory of
Mr. James Junior Metcalf
July 14, 1921 - January 18, 2013
Obituary from Dignitymemorials.com Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, LA 711708

Shreveport, LA

In the early morning of Friday, January 18, 2013 James Junior Metcalf slipped gently from this earthy life at the Grace Home in Shreveport, La. with his daughter by his side to go to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He anticipated joining loved ones who had preceded him there - especially the love of his life, Mittie Marie Grigson Metcalf, for whom he cared through 13 years of illness...living out their marriage vows: "in sickness or in health...".

A memorial service honoring Mr. Metcalf's 91 years of life will be celebrated on Sunday,
January 20, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home Chapel at 8801 Mansfield Road, Shreveport, Louisiana. The Associate/Senior pastor of Brookwood Baptist Church, Rev. John Harp, will minister. Visitation will be prior to that service from 3:00 p.m. until service time. The Burial will take place on Monday, January 21 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sylverino Church Cemetery in Texarkana, Arkansas.

James Metcalf was born in Ashdown, Arkansas on July 14,1921 and reared there by his parents, James Henry Metcalf and Rose Ella Brown Metcalf, where he played football in high school. James was retired from the United States Navy, a veteran of World War II and a Pearl Harbor survivor. "With the exception of the Suez Canal, I traveled around the world," he said, his ship having docked on both sides of that canal. After his Navy career ended in 1961, James went to work for Day and Zimmerman in Texarkana, Texas as a millwright from where he retired a second time.

He was for many years an active member of Cornerstone Baptist Church (formerly Calvary Baptist) in Texarkana, Arkansas, prior to his move to Shreveport, Louisiana in 2004 to be near his daughter and her family. He then joined Brookwood Baptist Church where he was a member of the Andrew Sunday School Class.

Besides his parents and his wife of 54 years, Mr. Metcalf was predeceased by an infant daughter, Mittie Ann Metcalf, and his only son, James David Metcalf. Three brothers, Henry, Arry and Cecil Metcalf and two sisters, Irene Ash Waggoner and Florence Metcalf also predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn Huber and her husband, Brian. Three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, precious to his heart, survive to cherish his memory and to tell his stories: Jonathan Huber and his wife, Staci, and their children, Haley, David and Paul Huber, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas; James Huber of Houston, Texas; and Emily Marie Huber Seale and husband, Matthew, and their daughter, Ella Claire Seale, (and a baby daughter due in the spring), of Bossier City, Louisiana. His dearly beloved sister, Jeraldine Metcalf Fuller, a sister-in-law, Edith Grigson, a brother-in-law, Brosie Grigson, in addition to numerous dear nieces and nephews, survive as well.

The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to the following: Carol Bullock, Martha Cook, and Loraine Lee of Brookwood's homebound ministry, who visited our daddy faithfully during his Shreveport years; The Glen Retirement Center staff and the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home staff, who cared lovingly for him while he lived with them; and the staff of the Grace Home who have made these last days easier for daddy and for our family.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of his Sunday School Class, Asa Curtis' Andrew Class.

Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints."
  • 14 Jul 1921 - Birth - ; Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
  • 20 Jan 2013 - Burial - Sylverino Cemetery ; Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
  • 18 Jan 2013 - Death - ; Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, Louisiana
James Junior Metcalf
14 Jul 1921 - 18 Jan 2013
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) James Henry Metcalf
Marriageto Rose Ella Brown
PARENT (F) Rose Ella Brown
Marriageto James Henry Metcalf
MJames Junior Metcalf
Birth14 Jul 1921Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
Death18 Jan 2013Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, Louisiana
Marriage22 Sep 1946to Mittie Marie Grigson at Little River Co., Arkansas
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) James Junior Metcalf
Birth14 Jul 1921Ashdown, Little River Co., Arkansas
Death18 Jan 2013 Shreveport, Caddo Parrish, Louisiana
Marriage22 Sep 1946to Mittie Marie Grigson at Little River Co., Arkansas
FatherJames Henry Metcalf
MotherRose Ella Brown
PARENT (F) Mittie Marie Grigson
Birth17 May 1923Miller Co., Arkansas
Death06 Jan 2001 Texarkana, Miller Co., Arkansas
Marriage22 Sep 1946to James Junior Metcalf at Little River Co., Arkansas
FatherHorace Greeley Grigson Sr.
MotherMittie Ann Davis
Marriageto Private
FMittie Ann Metcalf
Birth6 Sep 1948Miller, Arkansas
Death29 Sep 1948Miller, Arkansas
MJames David Metcalf
Birth26 Oct 1950Miller County, Arkansas
Death18 Oct 1999
[S-1799845225] Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Descendancy Chart
James Junior Metcalf b: 14 Jul 1921 d: 18 Jan 2013
Mittie Marie Grigson b: 17 May 1923 d: 06 Jan 2001
Mittie Ann Metcalf b: 6 Sep 1948 d: 29 Sep 1948
James David Metcalf b: 26 Oct 1950 d: 18 Oct 1999

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