William “Billy” Metz Jr.

Funeral services for William “Billy” Merritt Metz Jr., 27, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lawrence Chapel Oaks. Private family burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Peoria Cemetery, Ottawa.
Mr. Metz died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 30, 1983, at Sac City, Iowa, the son of William Merritt Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Wall Metz.
Mr. Metz worked in food services at Mrs. E’s on the Kansas University campus. He was a member of the Williamstown Assembly of God Church and Campus Christians at KU.
Survivors include his father, William Metz Sr., and step-mother, Mary Metz, Berryton; three sisters, Amy Whiteside, Wichita, and Maggie and Nicki Metz, both of Lawrence; two nieces; and three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary E. Metz, in 2003, and a nephew, Jackson Whiteside.
The family will receive friends one hour before services Friday at the funeral chapel. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the chapel.
The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Make a Wish Foundation, sent in care of the funeral chapel, 3821 W. Sixth St., Lawrence, KS 66049.
Online condolences may be sent at barnettchapeloaks.com.