James “Jeff” F. Metcalf III, 61, of Phenix, VA passed away on November 7, 2023 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Linda Sue Metcalf.

He is survived by his wife Rita Metcalf, daughters Brittany (Heath) Bradley, Emily (Patrick) Andrews; and three grandchildren Bran Bradley, Bryar Bradley, and Ella Andrews.

Jeff had a love for all things hunting, golf, and ball at an early age. He traveled the states playing ball and then hunkered down within Charlotte County for hunting season. Later he married his wife Rita and took on the role of stepdad to two young girls. He didn’t have to but he made the girls (Emily and Brittany) one of his priorities. His ball and hunting seemed to fall to the wayside as he took to the stepdad role and was present for all games and activities throughout his life and fully supported them. As the years went on, he and Rita were able to enjoy time traveling together. They loved going to the mountains, the beach, shopping for antiques, visiting historical sites, and a good meal. Jeff, better known as 619 on the CB, had a love for CB radios as he made sure to get on his radio every night to talk to his local buddies.  If you wanted to know the local news, just ask Jeff because he had already heard it on the CB radio. He also had a love for playing golf, especially with his friends at Hat Creek Golf Course. Ball and hunting made a big return when his grandson Bran became involved. He was so proud to share the things he enjoyed with his grandson. He loved to show off Bran to his rabbit/deer hunting buddies, and tell him stories of all of their hunting trips. Jeff had an everlasting impression on his family and he had many unique ways of showing his love.

A memorial service will be held Thursday the 9th at Midway Baptist Church at 2:00 pm.  The  family will receive guests at the home afterwards.

 

Condolence Messages

  1. Jerry and Connie Mason

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    Love and much sympathy to all the family. You’ll are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort

  2. Vicky Evans

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    Sadden by this news ,know you all are in our prayers and thoughts at this time ,knew Jeff all my life ,very nice loving soul .

  3. MARK ANTHONY FEARS

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    PRAYERS

  4. C. Dean Vassar

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    My prayers are with you and I am so sorry to hear this ! I knew Jeff his whole life and dearly loved his mom and dad ! I was blessed to call them friends !

  5. David Fallen

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    So sad to hear the news of Jeff’s passing. I remember the days of him playing baseball as kids and softball. A true gentlemen!!! Sorry for your loss Rita!!!

  6. Sherry Tharpe

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    So very sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and love!

  7. Christie Bailey

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing Sending love and prayers to you all

  8. Gerry Barnes

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    I loved working with Jeff at the Pamplin Post Office, and I know he will be missed terribly. I will pray for your whole family.

  9. Charlene Robins

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    I am saddened to hear this. May God grant you peace during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. Vickie Walker Hefley

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    We are heart broken for your family and pray for God’s love to hold you close.
    I remember seeing Jeff weekly at the Pamplin post office and recall being so happy to hear when you two started dating. so very sorry for your loss.
    Vickie, Tom, William, Chrissy, Spencer, Zachary, Aaron & Liz.

  11. Jill Mecalf

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

  12. Linda Hamlett Childress

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    Always a nice guy. I’m so sorry Rita and the family. Thinking of you all.

  13. Dale Lindsey

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    Sorry for your loss. Death of our love ones is so very hard. Prayers for you and your family in the days to come.

  14. Wendy Moore Shepherd

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing.. Thoughts and prayers to you all

  15. Dr. Edward Chernault

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was always such a special person. My prayers and heart felt condolences go out to his family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.

  16. Jeff and Wanda Curley

    08 November 2023 4 months ago

    So very sorry to hear this news. Jeff was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  17. Patricia Moorefield

    09 November 2023 3 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jeff. My sincere sympathy and prayers. May the Lord give you comfort and peace during this time and in all the days ahead.

  18. Vince Taylor

    09 November 2023 3 months ago

    Though we were dissimilar, Jeff and I worked well together in Pamplin for 14 years. Fastest, most accurate sorter I ever saw! Pat and I send our condolences; we know he’ll be missed.

  19. Cindy Bomar

    13 November 2023 3 months ago

    Love and prayers for you Rita and your family.

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