Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

March 18, 2013

W. Gene Ketcham

Corsicana Daily Sun

— W. Gene Ketcham, 87, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, in Corsicana.  

Mr. Ketcham was born Aug. 3, 1925 to Earnest Ethen and Nora B. Hines Ketcham in Pike County, Ohio.

Gene served his country in the Air Force and was a paint contractor by trade.

 He is preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Nora Ketcham; wife, Frances Ketcham; son, Charles Stone, brothers, Johnny, Wendell, and Lloyd Ketcham; sisters, Helen Pettit, Elsie, and Mary.

Survivors include a son, Jon Ketcham,; daughter-in-law, Barbara Stone; grandchild, Marie Stone; sisters, Lucille Shaner and Ruth Moon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 The family is asking everyone to gather together on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church, at 107 S. College Street, Malakoff. Everyone will proceed to the graveside service to be held at 11 a.m. at the Malakoff Cemetery with Bro. Charles Kimble officiating.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the W. Gene Ketcham obituary.

Arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Corsicana.