Kelly Brian Metz

Kelly Brian Metz, 48, of Canyon Lake, Texas peacefully went to be with his Lord on Friday, July 15, 2011. He was preceded by his parents Ret. Master Chief Julius Winston Metz and Suzanne Bernadette Ratigan-Metz. He is survived by his loving wife Suzanne Metz, children Kellie Sue Metz and U.S. Army SPC Brian Metz, siblings Kathleen Metz Hunter and her husband Craig, Ret. Senior Chief Kris Timothy Metz, Kurt Michael Metz and his wife Carol, Beverly Lyn Revis, and Julie Nasby, along with many cousins, nieces and extended family. Kelly met his wife Sue while they were serving their country in Japan as Radiomen and then married in November 1986. Kelly proudly continued serving his community with the San Marcos Fire Department and retired as Battalion Chief after 20 years of service. When he wasn't fighting fires, you could always find Kelly living life to the fullest by spending time with his family and friends, fishing, golfing, playing with his dogs, gardening and watching UT football and the Cowboys.

Visitation will be Friday July 22 at Doeppenschimdt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 10 a.m. to noon and 5-8 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, July 23, at First Christian Church in San Marcos at 10 a.m. with burial following at Hill Country Memorial Gardens.

The Metz family would like to thank the many friends and family that have supported them over the past several years. In addition, they would like to send a special thank you to the bone marrow transplant staff at Methodist Hospital at the Medical Center, Dr. Charles Duncan and to Brad Morrow for always being there.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the San Marcos Professional Firefighters Association Local Union 3963 P.O. Box 75 San Marcos, TX 78667.

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