Carey M. Metts, 83 of Mills River died Thursday, September 28, 2023 after a period of declining health. He was born in Brooklyn, NY a son of the late Mellicue M. Metts and Anna Shea Metts. Before moving to the Buncombe County area in 1974, he spent many years in Tampa Florida. He attended Florida State University, before enlisting in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War.
He met his wife of 59 years, Madeline Byrnes Metts when they were 13 and 15 years old and later married in 1963. Carey was a real estate broker and later ran a Small Business brokerage company, Metts Business Broker for over 30 years. He was a member of Brevard Church of God and with his family helped found Casa de Amor Orphanage in El Salvador many years ago. A big kid at heart, over the years Carey spent countless hours coaching Little League and Youth Football, mainly in the East Asheville area.
Surviving is his wife, Madeline Metts of Mills River; children Robert Karl Metts and wife Leasa of Marshall, Lenny Metts of Asheville, Curtis Metts of Florida, Carey M. Metts, II and wife Loren of Orlando, FL, Bryan Metts and wife Dana of Chesnee, SC, and Loretta Parshall of Pensacola, FL; a sister Jan Sylvester and husband Frank of Roswell, GA; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at 11am on Tuesday in the Chapel of Church Street Funeral Home. Pastor Kevin Travis will officiate. Burial will follow at Mills River United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Childrens Home of El Salvador Casa de Amor Orphanage, or by clicking HERE.
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- Tuesday, October 3, 2023