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Kenneth Aaron Metcalf

Born on June 2nd, 1955, in Orlando, Florida, Kenneth Aaron Metcalf lived every day of 65 years with a smile until his death. He was the youngest child born to Howard Leo Metcalf and Mona Cleo Metcalf, both of whom precedes him in death. Kenny leaves behind three brothers, Cyrus Metcalf, Kevin (Crystal) Metcalf, David Metcalf, and a sister, Barbara (Ken) Clifford. He was also an uncle to Holly Metcalf Giles (Curtis), Marshal Metcalf, and Candace Metcalf.  He returned to Florida about ten years ago to be closer to family and friends, and watch his great-nephews, Grayson and Grant Giles grow up.

As a software operations training specialist, Kenny enjoyed his career and the opportunity it gave him to travel. During his lifetime, he also lived in Sanibel Island, FL, Reno, NV, Fort Collins, CO, and Gulfport, MS. He lived a full and wonderful life, always choosing the great outdoors as his favorite place to be. He especially enjoyed reading but also loved to walk, bicycle or kayak to soak in his natural surroundings. 

He could be found on most days, perusing a route he made from his Debary home to Gemini Springs Park by foot or bicycle. He relished encounters with wildlife and the natural beauty found in ordinary moments. His daily task was to always learn something new and it was in those learning adventures that he most enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. Kenny Metcalf never met a stranger. His smile would light up a room and make you feel like family.

In his retirement, he took on the role of caregiver to his Aunt Oveida Moore.  He appreciated the time he spent with her to help her manage living at home.

In the past year, Kenny began a spiritual journey that brought excitement and anticipation to his life. He was making RV travel plans with his best friend of 45 years, Deb Amos. Those plans were set in motion just the night before his death as they chose the state of Washington as their first destination when the time was right.

The day he passed away was a routine day like many others. He spoke to friends and family on the phone, met with a painter, and had a wonderful conversation, leaving with a beaming smile. To say that Kenny will be missed is an understatement. He touched many lives through work, friendship, and simple everyday experiences. He was a special man who loved with all his heart.

 A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Cards, letters, or other correspondence on his behalf may be sent to PO Box 530393, Debary, FL 32753.  Ken Metcalf c/o Holly Metcalf Giles

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