Jerry F. Ketron aged 65, left the earth too soon on Wednesday, February 27, 2019.

He was born on December 11, 1953 in Richmond to Frank and Francis (Masters) Ketron. He was a graduate of Richmond High School and Purdue University.

Jerry loved aviation and was proud of his father’s Air Force career and service. This love he passed down to his son Lee Ketron, USAF. He loved his children and grandchildren who lovingly called him Papaw. Jerry enjoyed traveling, being with friends and family, laughing and watching the sun set over the ocean.

He is leaving behind three children and five grandchildren, his son Lee and his wife Nicole (Bourgeois) Ketron and their children, Bailey and Bishop; his daughter Kellie Ketron, and his daughter Marissa Jones and her three children, Aaliyah, Karter and Jaxson. Also surviving are his brother-in-law, Ron Stemple; niece, Shari (Randy) King; nephew, Scott Stemple; great niece, Mamie King and great-nephews Ben Lewan, Nathan Lewan and Devon King.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Jean Stemple.

Family, friends and others whose lives Jerry touched are invited to reminisce, grieve and share memories.

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