Noon until 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2023 at Holland
Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Robert Steven Metz (Bob) passed
away at 12:30 a.m. on the morning of March 13th.
Bob was born December 12th, 1945
to Robert and Frances Metz. He was raised on his
father’s dairy farm five miles north of Lincoln. He
graduated from Hartsburg Emden High and was active
in the 4-H club in Lawndale. He won many 1st place
ribbons with his dairy calves.
Bob attended Lincoln Junior
College and Southern Illinois University where he
majored in Radio & TV.
During this time he became a
familiar voice on WPRC in Lincoln. Bob worked for
the Illinois Terminal Railroad until its closure in
1982 and then opened P & M Communications with
stores in Decatur and Lincoln. He continued his
radio work at WXFM and WDKR Decatur.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carole Ann Metz (Knipp),
and is survived by a brother, Gary Metz of Tucson, a sister Susan Metz (Coe) of
Austin, three nephews, numerous cousins and his dog Katie. Bob will be missed by
Visitation is from 12 Noon until 1 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2023 at Holland Barry
& Bennett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be in
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Logan
County and will be accepted at the funeral home.
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