Jack  Metheny
Jack Metheny

August 19, 1977 - December 4, 2017
Born in Denver, CO
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Jack Metheny, 40, died December 4, 2017. Fellowship Baptist Church will host his visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, December 8 and his funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9 followed by cremation.

Those that knew Jack Metheny probably remember his voracious appetite for adventure, fun, and food, or the infectious joy and laughter he could bring into any room. You may be surprised to learn that at some point Jack lost that spark, and while he fought hard to get it back, surrounded by the love and support of his family and friends, ultimately he lost the fight.

Jack is survived by his mother, Joanne Metheny; his siblings, Jessica (Mark), Jeff, Joel (Kate), Julie (Andy), Jared (Crystal), Jason (Bethany), Will (Christina), Jonathan (Melissa), Justin; 11 nieces and 9 nephews and one great nephew, all who he loved and harassed regularly. His extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins would turn this obituary into a novel, but you all know who you are. He loved Lolabear - the Yorkie, PBR, great music, great friends; he told good stories and lame jokes; he kept Grandma on her toes and he always remembered Aunt June’s birthday. He saw the world as a challenge and was constantly innovating improvements. The world is a little less bright without him. Godspeed, Jack. You are loved.

Please, if you are struggling, don’t hesitate to reach out. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255 or online at


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Fellowship Baptist Church
1503 SE 6th Street
Des Moines, IA 50315
Friday, December 8, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fellowship Baptist Church
1503 SE 6th St.
Des Moines, IA US 50315
Saturday, December 9, 2017
10:30 AM

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