Curtis Metzger was 27 years old and had autism. He lived in Huntsville, Alabama. He had been working for six years at the Target Store on University Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. Curtis Metzger died from a heart attack on March 5, 2014 during his routine workout at the gym. His parents are Jim and Laura Metzger.
Tributes to Curtis Metzger:
- "All these years, I thought we did a good job of teaching and developing him. But the truth be told, it was the other way round. He made this a better store (Kristi Cox, Target)."
- "If there is anything I could do as a tribute to Curtis, its to make sure people understand that just because a person has autism doesn't mean they can't do things. Just because they learn differently doesn't mean they can't learn at all (Laura Metzger, Curtis' Mother)."