Stuart Wayne Metzger

Born: Fri., Oct. 16, 1959
Died: Mon., Jul. 30, 2018


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 02, 2018
Location: Brown Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Aug. 02, 2018
Location: Brown Funeral Home

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Stuart Wayne Metzger, 58, of Milltown, Indiana died on July 30, 2018 at Harrison County Hospital.  He was born on October 16, 1959 in New Albany, Indiana to Marjorie (Todd) Metzger and the late Edward F. Metzger.


He was a 1977 graduate of the first graduating class at Crawford County High School. A 1981 graduate of Purdue University, where he earned a BA in Communications.  He worked in television production at WLFI-TV18 in Lafayette, IN from 1980-2001, directed Coach Keady’s show and several football coaches for years and shorter assignments at QVC an Churchill Downs.  He was a member of the Milltown United Methodist Church.


He was preceded in death by his father, Edward F. Metzger, Jr.


He is survived by his mother, Marjorie of Milltown and his brother, Bryan and sister-in-law Cindy of Lafayette, IN.


Friends may call on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 11:00 am until time of the service at 2:00 pm at the Brown Funeral Home in Milltown, Indiana.  Interment will follow in the Milltown Cemetery.


Pastor Lary Cropper will officiate the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Purdue Extension-Crawford County, Education Fund for Youth Developement, P.O. Box 189, English, IN  47118.


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Allan Hughes
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
Dear Metzger Family: My deepest sympathies to you during this time & the days ahead. I am a former co-worker of Stu's at WLFI-TV.
Stu was not only a great guy to work with, he was also a good and valued friend. His loss is deeply felt.
My family & I will keep you in our prayers in the days ahead. May God bless each of you and provide strength * comfort to you all.
Allan Hughes

Tammera Beckham
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
I’m sooo sorry for the loss of your brother. Stu was close to my age. Anytime you lose a sibling, it’s hard. I know that personally BC I lost a younger sister years ago. Never a day goes by that I don’t miss her & think about her. I tell you this to say this: THERE IS NO TIME LIMIT ON GRIEF! Cry when & where ever you need to. You DON’T owe any explanation to anyone unless you choose to give them one. Know that I’ll be thinking about & praying for you & your family as you bear with this sorrowful time.

Dave Stoike
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
I will always remember your smile, your laugh, the numerous rounds of golf we shared, and I will miss them all so much. I hope that you look down on me occasionally, steer me in the right direction, like a good director will do, and I look forward to seeing you again some day in the future. Know that I will miss you until then, my friend! Rest well, Stu, rest well. May your family find strength in these most trying times.

Jerry Kraesig
   Posted Tue July 31, 2018
"What's up my brotha" I'm going to miss hearing that from you. I am so glad we were able to reconnect when we did. I ended way to soon. Too bad we couldn't do the riding lawn mowers (behind the horses) in the Milltown Festival. In our Milltown Class of '77 shirts.

You make me laugh. Hell, you make everyone laugh. Reunions will not be the same anymore. Well "My brotha" no doubt you're making them laugh up there. Love you my friend.

Aloha 'Oe (farewell to thee)

A hui hou Kakou (Until we meet again)

Miss you.

Al Bland
   Posted Wed August 01, 2018
My deepest condolences to the family

Nick Davis
   Posted Wed August 01, 2018
Stu, my man - you were friend, mentor, leader, and golf-buddy to so many of us! Rest easy, Old Friend. Until we meet again... ❤️❤️❤️

Phil Britt
   Posted Wed August 01, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Stu's passing. Your family is in our prayers.

Phil, Sue and family.

Chris Wott
   Posted Thu August 02, 2018
Stu was a long time friend and co-worker from our WLFI-TV 18 days in West Lafayette.
Everybody there knew and loved Stu.
and he eventually became "All Things Purdue Sports."

Even after I left that job in 1983 to start another,
I would call him occasionally for "how to do something" TV info.
Stu was really good at his job!

He was funny - and he ALWAYS had a smile on his face - even when he was upset.
I'm certain - that every single person will tell you the same thing.
Stu just made you laugh! And that is an endearing quality.

I last talked with him in early July as he had been helping me stay in contact
with one of our aging friends. I knew he would help. That was Stu.

Stu will never really be gone.

And he will always be loved.

RIP my friend,
Chris Wott
WLFI TV 18 Director

Jean Melton
   Posted Thu August 02, 2018
Marj, I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Stuart. He was such a special person. He always had that sweet smile on his face. Sometimes it almost looked mischievous; I bet as Mom, you thought so, too. I wish I could have been there today. I am baby-sitting with my little great-granddaughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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