Born at the Pawheen Community near Leachville, son of the late Glen and Della Hyde Metheny, he was a 1972 graduate of Arkansas State University where he was a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He was also retired from the U.S. Army and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne and Nathan Metheny, both of Cordova, Tenn.; a daughter, Sarah Metheny of Kennett; three brothers, Ben Metheny of Leachville, Dennis Metheny of Washington, Mo., and Larry Metheny of Kennett; three sisters, Sonja Hosman of Paragould, Ark., Jo Mason of Columbia, Mo., and Blanche Conrad of Cardwell, Mo.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Howard Funeral Home in Leachville.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 28, at Greene County Memorial Gardens in Paragould with Wes McAdams and David Lawrence officiating.
Howard Funeral Service of Leachville is in charge of arrangements.
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