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Mr. Norman Metcalfe

November 13, 1954 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 66)

Obituary

Norman Metcalfe was born on Saturday, November 13, 1954, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was the seventh of thirteen children born to Willie James and Annie Levene Metcalfe.

Norman, also known as "Tiny," was educated in the St. Louis Public School District. He spent his younger years living in Carr Square Village and later moved out West to attend Clark Elementary, Enright Middle and Soldan High School where he graduated in 1972.

He had a love for Karate that he learned at the YMCA. He was a 5th Degree Black Belt in Karate, 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and 2nd Degree Black Belt in Jujitsu. He attempted to teach his younger siblings Karate in our backyard but once he tried to break a brick with his head and busted his nose. WE ALL QUIT! So, he went on to teach Karate at West End Center and all over the world.

Norman COULD NOT tell a joke at all. When he would attempt to tell a joke, you did not laugh at the joke he told. You just laughed because you could not believe he thought it was a real joke. You actually left confused. But we loved it! And began to expect it!

He was an excellent cook. The last two years in our presence, Norman shared his Korean Cuisine with his mother. She loved his food and would talk about it often.

Norman made the decision to enlist in the US Army immediately after High School and went to Fort Jackson, North Carolina for training. He began his private military journey in South Carolina and began his studies with electronics. He mastered those skills and later mastered skills in Information Technology (II). Spending the majority of his life in California {20 Years) and retiring as an IT and Language Studies teacher at Monterey University. He loved to fish and was always looking for someone to go with him. His nephew Byron Williams took on that task. lf he was not fishing, he was somewhere working his technology skills.

Norman used the technology skills he had during and after his military journey in various cities in the United States, Kuwait, Germany, and Korea where he met the love of his life, Chong Suk. To this union two sons were born, Norman and Ben. He loved his sons and had an extra special love for his granddaughters, Bella and Mila. They loved to spend time with "Pop-Pop." He would smile just talking about them. "Sue" as we call her, was at his bedside and they shared their love for one another during his transition. Suk loved him dearly.

As Norman laid in his hospital bed one day, he began to sing, "Yes, Jesus Loves Me." It was so encouraging and uplifting to hear, especially knowing that he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He attended Cyprus Community Church and was a part of a prayer group. In 2009 he led a Growth Group for Shoreline Community Church.

On Thursday evening, November ll, 2021, at 7:20pm, 2 days before his 67'11 birthday, Norman peacefully went to sleep on an honorable day for him, Veterans Day. Comfortable and free from all pain and suffering, placed in the arms of our Heavenly Father. He was preceded in death by his father and two sisters, Denise Loretta Metcalfe and Peggy Ann Reynolds.

Our Beloved Brother leaves treasured memories to be enjoyed by Chong Suk "Sue" Metcalfe; two loving sons, Norman H. Metcalfe, Ben S. Metcalfe (Rosemarie); two precious granddaughters, Isabella and Mila; an adoring mother, Annie L Metcalfe; his cherished siblings, Rev. Henry {Paula) Metcalfe, Bettie Williams, Gloria {David) Vann, Willie "Sonny" Metcalfe, Nathaniel {Kecia) Metcalfe, Darrell Qacqueline) Metcalfe, Wanda (Ronald) Haynes, Karen Metcalfe, Tyrone {Felicia) Metcalfe, Donna (Anthony) Greer; and sister-in-law, Bessie Metcalfe; 26 loving nieces and nephews; 52 great nieces and nephews; 25 great-great nieces and nephews; a host of family and friends worldwide. 

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 Norman's Program


Services

View/Walk Thru
Monday
November 22, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Baucom's Life Celebration Center
9480 Lewis and Clark Blvd.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63136

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Celebration of Life
Monday
November 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Baucom's Life Celebration Center
9480 Lewis and Clark Blvd.
Saint Louis, Missouri 63136

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Interment following Celebration of Life
Monday
November 22, 2021

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
Saint Louis, MO 63125

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