Prescott Marius "Dolly" Metcalf

June 8, 2019

CHARLOTTE – Prescott Marius Metcalf  “Dolly” , 93 of Iron Station, NC and formerly of Charlotte, died peacefully on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Atrium Health – Lincolnton, surrounded by his loving family.

“Dolly” a name given to him by his sister, was born in Monroe, NC to the late Arthur and Edna Steele Metcalf.  He served in the US Army in WWII before returning to Charlotte where he would eventually retire from the Charlotte Police Department after a thirty-five year career.  He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church and an Atlanta Braves fan.  Dolly truly enjoyed the Friday night cook-outs with friends and family.

Dolly was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn and a son, Randy.  He is survived by three sons and a daughter, Rick Metcalf and his wife, Susan, and Kim Morton of Iron Station, NC, and Russ Metcalf of Lincolnton and Rory Metcalf and his wife, Lisa of Crouse, NC;  and daughter-in-law, Serena Metcalf.  He also had nine grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services with Police Honors will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Charlotte.  Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 on Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Lincoln County, 900 Dontia Drive, Lincolnton, NC  28092.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Brian Lee Stickley

    "Dolly" was a great guy and Police Officer. He had a dry sense of humor that was hilarious, and played softball with all of us young whipper snappers as he called us. I learned a lot from being in his presence and I know his family will miss him. I know he's enjoying the streets of gold in Heaven.

    "Go rest high on that mountain" my old friend.

  • Donnie howell

    So sorry to hear of dolly passing,my sincerest condolences to the family.i have fond memories of dolly&family from the plaza midwood days

  • Bill Shehane

    Very sorry to hear of Dolly's passing. He was a GREAT friend to our family many years ago. My Mom, Nell Shehane ran the Coffee Cup Grill and as a 6 year old SPOILED brat I was there so Dolly became my hero. I'll not say how many times I got to ride the motor cycle with my Buddy and our families got together on most weekends to cook out, play rummy and just have fun. I was in the wedding and gave the ring to Dolly to slip on Marilyn's finger to tie the knot. Boy did I think I was cool. Got the wedding pictures here somewhere.
    God bless all of you and my memories of Dolly are still very vivid as I'm sure yours will be forever.

    Bill Shehane

  • Bobby and Carol Crump

    We will miss you Dolly. You were our family too. Loved being around you at the cook outs at Ricky and Susan's, all the Thanksgiving and Christmas always said the Blessing for the food and the family. We truly love you. You are with God and your sweet Marilyn and son Randy now. Love you Dolly.
    Bobby and Carol

  • Angela Bowling

    My sincerest condolences to the family of Dolly Metcalf. Your service to the public’ wellbeing is greatly appreciated.
    Sincerely, Ms Angela T Bowling

  • Melinda Bowling

    What a gem of a man. My condolences to the family for the loss of their rock.