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John Christopher Metcalf was born on June 14, 1971 in Houston to John and Sharon Metcalf.

Christopher moved to his beloved Bellville in 1983. He belonged to the Bellville High School graduating class of 1993.

He then went to work at Texana, a workshop for special need adults, and had been there since leaving high school. 

Christopher loved all the simple joys in life. Watching high school sports and Little League softball was a joy for him. He was Erin’s biggest fan. Swimming in the summer, icees from Lange’s, Blue Bell ice cream and sitting in the yard were among his favorites.

Being in the middle of a crowd was his all time favorite.  He truly never met a stranger! 

He was also proud to be a Cub Scout.

He treasured the time he spent with his 2 nieces, Emma and Sarah and lived for the times that Jason took him for “a ride.” 

Special Olympics were a huge part of Christopher’s life. From a young age, he happily competed in the softball throw and 50 meter dash. He was honored recently for his participation in Special Olympics for 25 years and received the Spirit Award. 

Christopher passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in Bellville. 

Christopher is survived by his parents, John and Sharon Metcalf; sister, Erin and brother-in-law, Jason; nieces Emma and Sarah Lischka; grandmother, Norma Patterson and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Christopher is preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill and Faye Metcalf and grandfather, Bernard Patterson.

Services were held Saturday, March 6, 2010 from Bellville United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Stutes and Rick Lowe of Young Life Bellville, officiating.

Interment was in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Batson, Ronnie Pilcik, R. L. Williams, Billy Marricle, Harvey Ashenbeck and Roger Garrett.  

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Special Olympics, c/o Citizens State Bank, P.O. Box 600, Sealy, TX 77474.

Services were under the direction of Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville. Visit us at our website  to sign the register book or to send a sympathy card.

Posted by Joy Neely


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