Leslie “Les” Johnson Metz, 78, of Brighton, passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 15, 1942, in Cottage Hills, Illinois, to the late Adam and Juanita (Hicks) Metz.
He married the love of his life, Sharon Garrett, in Carlinville, on March 14, 1961. She survives.
Together they have three children who will miss him dearly: Dan (Karen) Metz of Brighton, Lisa (Lowell) Foiles of Katy, TX, and Brian (Wendy) Metz of Jefferson City, MO. Survivors also include his grandchildren; Adam Metz, Alicia (Mike) Terry, Danielle (Jeremy) Keepers, Dustin (Shannon) Foiles, Allyson Metz, Colin Metz; 8 great grandchildren; and one sister, Janet Schulze.
Prior to retirement, Les was a distributor for Little Debbie Snack Cakes. He was a member of Crossroads Community Church of Brighton and enjoyed time spent with family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Metz.
Cremation rites have been accorded and entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home in Brighton.
A memorial service will be announced and held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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