Raymond O. Metcalf, 59 of Irvington, KY died Friday, July 25, 2020 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. He was born March 23, 1961 to Wanda Metcalf and the late John P. Metcalf, Jr.
After an auto accident at age 19, Raymond became a paraplegic and embraced his new life path and adapted to his physical challenges. His determination enabled him to live an independent life and continue to do the things he enjoyed. He loved to travel and the outdoors and remained an avid hunter and fisherman. He also volunteered to counsel and assist others who became paralyzed to share his experience. He touched and inspired many with his outlook on life and would help anyone he could. After 40 years of being a paraplegic his body couldn’t keep up with his desire to keep going and his last few years where his body declined, his faith grew even stronger and he endured more suffering than anyone should and he waited for his time to come and managed to go out on his own terms. He wanted everyone to know he believed God gave him a second chance on that fateful day 40 years ago and he lived a great life!
He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Metcalf, Jr. and great-niece, Lily Ann Metcalfe
He is survived by his mother, Wanda Metcalf of Irvington, KY; his sister, Deborah Cloyd (Tony) of Hamilton, OH; three brothers: Larry Metcalfe (Kathy) of Louisville, KY; Alan Metcalf of Irvington, KY; & David Metcalf of San Diego, CA; two nephews; Jeremy Metcalfe & Christopher Lechleiter; and a great-niece, Ryli Lechleiter.
Public visitation was held Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 2-8 P.M. at Alexander Funeral Home in Irvington, KY.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, 636 Morris Turnpike Suite 3A, Short Hills, NJ 07078 or online at christopherreeve.org. All donations in Raymond’s memory are welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, facemasks must be worn and visitors during busy periods may be asked to wait until others leave before entering. No food or beverages may be sent or shared at this time.
Online condolences may be made at www.irvingtonfh.com.