Rev. Bill Metzger

This message just went out on the Denton UU e-mail list:

Rev. Bill Metzger passed away peacefully this morning at Denton Regional Medical Center. He was 73 years old. His wife, our consulting minister Rev. Diana Heath, was with him when he passed. Rev. Diana and Bill’s children, David and Christine, have been at his side since he was moved from ICU to hospice care on Thursday. According to Bill’s wishes, the family will have him cremated.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 6 at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell Street, Denton Texas.

Please keep the Metzger-Heath family in your prayers.

I was impressed with Bill from the first time I met him, when I was Chair of the Ministerial Search Committee and he and Diana came to interview with us. He was kind and gentle, but it was clear there was a strong intellect and a strong spirituality about him. He spent twelve years as editor for the Theosophical Society – I tried a time or two to pick his brain about those years, but never got very far.

Bill was not in good health by the time he came to Denton. I always enjoyed listening to him preach, but I couldn’t help wishing I had heard him ten years earlier, when his body and voice were still as strong as his mind.

I’m blessed to have known Bill – I will miss him.

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About John Beckett

I’m a Druid in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. I’m an ordained priest in the Universal Gnostic Fellowship. I’m the Coordinating Officer of the Denton, Texas Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. This year I’m also serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of CUUPS National. I’m a member of the Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

I write as a spiritual practice. It helps me organize my thoughts and work through ideas and concepts. It helps me evaluate my beliefs and practices against my core values and against what I know (or at least, what I think I know) to be true. It helps me interpret my experiences (religious and otherwise) in ways that are both meaningful and honest.

  • http://www.mlflash.org Douglass T. Davidoff

    Dear JohnFranc,

    Please accept my sympathy to you and your fellow members at the UU Congregation of Denton for the loss of Rev. Dr. Bill Metzger.

    I appreciated your blog post about him, and incorporated some of it into a blog post just published concerning Rev. Metzger and two other alumni/ae of Meadville Lombard Theological School who recently passed away.

    You can read the blog post here.

    Faithfully,
    Douglass T. Davidoff
    Consultant for External Communications
    Meadville Lombard Theological School
    http://www.meadville.edu
    dtdavidoff@meadville.edu

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07966332208520204091 John Mott

    On behalf of the First UU church of Nashville, TN please accept our condolences. Rev. Metzger was our interim minister in 2004. His humor, insight and intellect were great gifts to our congregation. We will be making a donation to the Living Tradition fund and sending a card.

    John Mott
    President, First UU Nashville


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