RICHARD KENT "RIP" METCALF Monday, February 17, 1930 - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mr. Richard Kent “Rip” Metcalf, age 87, Marionville, Mo. passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017 in St. Joseph, Mo. He was born February 17, 1930 in Stone County, Mo., son of Ray and Thena Metcalf.

Rip married Millie Israel in 1952, and she passed away in 1996. Later, in 1996 he married Marie Gillespie, and she passed away earlier this year.

He served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper and cook in the Korean War. Later Rip worked at Ford Motor Company, Kansas City.

Others who preceded him in death were his parents, and eight siblings.

Survivors are a son, Charles R. (Melody) of Smithville, Mo.; two grandsons, Grant and Seth Metcalf, both of Kansas City, Mo.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Wright Cemetery, with Pastor Lee Miller officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lion’s Club of Marionville at P.O. Box 287, Marionville, MO 65705. Online condolences may be shared on this website.

Service Details: A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Wright Cemetery, with Pastor Lee Miller officiating, under the direction of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lion’s Club of Marionville at P.O. Box 287, Marionville, MO 65705.


Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Death is never easy and it brings great sorrow. May you find comfort in friends, family, and Scriptures from God's Word. May the God of all comfort will help you endure this sad time, God cares for you. 1st Peter 5:7.
Chuck, Melody, Grant and Seth, we are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.  We send our love and condolences!  Galen and Leinda