Harry L. Metz, Sr., 85, worked in the banking industry for 43 years

Harry L. Metz, Sr., a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, died Feb. 1, 2014, at the age of 85.

He graduated from Irmo High School and the LSU School of Banking and Finance and worked in the banking industry for 43 years. He served as a member of the Masons, Shriners and the Lions Club.

He was born in Richland County on July 23, 1928, and was preceded in death by his parents, Junius Metz and Mattie Christmus Metz and his siblings, Clarence Metz, Hubert T. Metz, Robert J. Metz, Libby Derrick and Elma LeGrande.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years; children, Harry L. Metz, Jr. (Pam), of Columbia, Brian Metz, of Irmo, Craig Metz (Kim), of Prosperity, Helen Epting (Jay), of Irmo and Karen McKenzie, of Murrells Inlet; grandchildren, Whitney Metz, Rebecca Epting, Brian Metz, Jr., Andrew Metz, Morgan Metz Smith (Matt), Courtney McKenzie, Rachel Epting, Caleb Metz, Matthew Epting and Taylor Metz; and a sister, Betty M. Blankenship, of Columbia.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, St. Andre. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Elmwood Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the March of Dimes, SC Chapter, 240 Stoneridge Drive, Columbia, SC 29210 or a charity of choice.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home.


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