February 7, 1944 – March 6, 2023
Jim Leonard Metzger, “known in Central Virginia as K-95’s Catfish,” 79, of Chester, VA, passed away peacefully Monday, March 6, 2023. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, M. Kay Metzger; son, William R. Metzger II and wife, Amy; son, Richard Pleva and wife, Barbara; son, Daniel Pleva and wife, Christine; siblings, Bruce, Jay, and Laura; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Jim was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas; he was a U.S. army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas. Jim went on to a career in radio, and was a on-air radio personality in Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. He was most known for his time in Central Virginia with K-95 as “Catfish” with the Catfish and Lori morning show. Jim was an avid fisherman, fantastic backyard cook, and enjoyed exploring and touring by motorcycle. He loved meeting and hearing from all K-95 listeners, and loved the fact people still recognized his voice after his retirement. A word from his wife Kay, “I am really gonna miss him!” A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2023, at J.T. Morriss & Son – Chester Chapel, 3050 W. Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831. The family will receive friends following the service at Dan’s house, 4006 Hamlin Terrace, Chester, VA 23831. In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Jim can be made to Tunnel to Towers T2T.org. Condolences can be registered online at www.jtmorriss.com.