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Jimmie H. Metts

August 27, 1937 - December 14, 2022

Jimmie H. Metts, 85, of Forest, Virginia went to be with his Lord and savior on December 14, 2022.

He was born to parents Reginald and Ruby Metts on August 27, 1937, in Amherst, Virginia. Jimmie was a member of West Lynchburg Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He retired from BWX Technologies in May 2002.

He married Doris A. Maddox, July 23, 1955, and was a devoted husband for 67 years. He is survived by Doris Metts of Forest, Virginia; his son, Stephen K. Metts of Lynchburg, Virginia; his daughter, Robin M. Smith of Blue Ridge, Virginia (Chris); his two grandsons, Nathaniel C. Smith of Vinton, Virginia (Whitney) and Brandon H. Smith of Roanoke, Virginia; a great-grandson, Ryker Z. Smith and a great-granddaughter, Cora Smith; and sister Iris M. Wheeler.

Jimmie enjoyed the beach, spending time with his family and friends, but his favorite hobby was cooking. He was a loving husband, who was devoted to his family. His wisdom, guidance and faith were unfailing.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2022, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg.

A Celebration of Jimmie’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2022, in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Putt officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.

A special thanks to Selena Mitchell and Loretta Johnson for their devoted care over the past two years.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jim on 2nd shift security at BWXT. Great guy to work with. We would always keep each other entertained when things got slow in the evenings. Rest in peace.

Posted by Mike Jackson on December 18, 2022

I so enjoyed working with Jimmie in the BWXT Security organization. He had an infectious laugh. He never had anything but a smile on his face. May you rest in piece, now that you have been called Home. I will see you there one day. May the Lord bring peace to your family in your absence. Sincerely, David Allison

Posted by David C. Allison on December 17, 2022

Doris, Steve, Robin & family, we are so sorry to hear of Jimmies passing. You are some of the best neighbors we had living on Greenwood Dr. I remember the time I ate dinner with you all & it was spaghetti. I was having such a time cutting it up that Jimmie said TeeTee do you want me to put it in the blender for you? Everybody busted out laughing! He could be a character. I also remember when my younger brother got pepper in his eyes & Jimmie came over to help my dad hold him my brother down under the water faucet to flush his eyes out. There are so many stories & good memories I have of Jimmie & your family . Just know that he will be missed & is in heaven right now with my dad & they are catching up. We love you guys & are here if you need anything. Love & prayers David & Teresa J Francis , Mike & Linda Johnson

Posted by Teresa J Francis on December 16, 2022

Robin and Family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Michelle & JC Corvin And family

Posted by Michelle Corvin on December 15, 2022

O Robin and family I am so sorry to learn of this huge loss. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Matt and Kim Dix on December 15, 2022

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