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OBITUARY

Frank Howard Ketron Sr.

November 11, 1928August 10, 2019
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Frank Howard Ketron, Sr, 90, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Indian Path Community Hospital after a brief illness. Frank was a lifelong resident of the Bloomingdale community in Kingsport.

Frank lived a long and beautiful life. He loved God and his family. He was employed as a rural letter carrier with the Kingsport Post Office for 40 years. Frank enjoyed storytelling, family, gardening, farming, and traveling. He was a lifelong member of Kingsley United Methodist Church.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Elbert & Annie Blanche (Howard) Ketron; two brothers, Fred Ketron and Jack Ketron; and one sister, Ruth Gibson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Betty Lou Ketron (Potts); sons, Frank Ketron Jr & wife Judy and Don Ketron & wife Cathy; daughters Pam Ketron Darnell & husband Charles and Penny Ketron Miller & husband Mike; his loving grandchildren, Ashley Stanley, Andrea Black, Kristen Ketron, Megan Ketron, Molly Ketron, Rebecca Darnell, and Jacob Darnell; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday (August 13, 2019) from noon to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Ray Amos officiating. Frank will be laid to rest on Tuesday (August 13, 2019) at 3 p.m. in the Garden of Love at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the Ketron family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Ketron family.

  • FAMILY

  • Andrew Elbert & Annie Blanche (Howard) Ketron, Parents (deceased)
  • Fred Ketron and Jack Ketron, Two Brothers (deceased)
  • Ruth Gibson, Sister (deceased)
  • Betty Lou Ketron (Potts), Wife of 71 years
  • Frank Ketron, Jr. & wife Judy and Don Ketron & wife Cathy, Sons
  • Pam Ketron Darnell & husband Charles and Penny Ketron Miller & husband Mike, Daughters
  • Ashley Stanley, Andrea Black, Kristen Ketron, Megan Ketron, Molly Ketron, Rebecca Darnell and Jacob Darnell, Loving Grandchildren
  • several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends, Five Great-Grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jacob Darnell
  • Mike Miller
  • Charles Darnell
  • Dustin Stanley
  • Rob Black
  • Tyler Coffey

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Stephanie Spivey

August 15, 2019

Ketron Family,

I'm sad to hear of the passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. I pray your hearts are comforted by Christ, the memories you had together and the love he had for each of you.

Much Love,

Stephanie Spivey

Carolyn Spivey

August 13, 2019

Pam and Chuck,
I am so sorry about your dad. Remember, there is a day when we will all be together again. My deepest condolences at this time of grief. God bless and strengthen you and Chuck in this difficult time. Carolyn Spivey (Charles'sister)

Patty Potts

August 12, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I remember when my husband was sick and dying of cancer, all the help he and Betty Lou gave to us. He was a nice, kind man and I will always remember him with a smile.

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Biography

Frank Howard Ketron Sr. was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Frank will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Frank Howard Ketron, Sr, 90, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Indian Path Community Hospital after a brief illness. Frank was a lifelong resident of the Bloomingdale community in Kingsport.

Frank lived a long and beautiful life. He loved God and his family. He was employed as a rural letter carrier with the Kingsport Post Office for 40 years. Frank enjoyed storytelling, family, gardening, farming, and traveling. He was a lifelong member of Kingsley United Methodist Church.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Elbert & Annie Blanche (Howard) Ketron; two brothers, Fred Ketron and Jack Ketron; and one sister, Ruth Gibson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Betty Lou Ketron (Potts); sons, Frank Ketron Jr & wife Judy and Don Ketron & wife Cathy; daughters Pam Ketron Darnell & husband Charles and Penny Ketron Miller & husband Mike; his loving grandchildren, Ashley Stanley, Andrea Black, Kristen Ketron, Megan Ketron, Molly Ketron, Rebecca Darnell, and Jacob Darnell; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday (August 13, 2019) from noon to 2 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel of East Lawn Funeral Home with Reverend Ray Amos officiating. Frank will be laid to rest on Tuesday (August 13, 2019) at 3 p.m. in the Garden of Love at East Lawn Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be made to the Ketron family at www.eastlawnkingsport.com. East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park has the honor of serving the Ketron family.

Simply stated, Frank was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Frank leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Frank Howard Ketron Sr.