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Thursday, March 23, 2023

Huey Lee Ketcham Jr.

Huey Lee Ketcham Jr.
Huey Lee Ketcham Jr.

Huey Lee Ketcham, Jr. of Ocala, FL, loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on January 30, 2023 at AdventHealth Ocala at the age of 73.

Lee was born in Ocala to Huey and Mary Ketcham on July 10, 1949. Lee graduated from Ocala High School in 1968 and went on to study Accounting at Central Florida Community College and continued his education at Saint Leo University. Lee spent 20 years at Mid-State Federal where he advanced to Assistant Vice President, Bank Manager before retiring. He loved people, family gatherings, and had an infectious sense of humor. He was a music enthusiast, guitarist, and enjoyed bird watching, and sports – especially the Florida Gators. He was baptized and a member at Highlands Baptist, Trinity Baptist, First Baptist and Oakcrest Baptist Church in Ocala, Florida.

Lee Ketcham is survived by his wife of 47 years, Vicki J. Ketcham, 3 sons, Jason (Amanda), Matthew (Lauren) and John (Judy), 4 beautiful grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by his father, Huey L. Ketcham, Sr., mother, Mary L. Ketcham and siblings, Betty Jean Oliver, Mary Helen Kress, Jo Ann Hickey, and Lyndal Parker.

Funeral services will be held February 8th at Roberts Downtown Chapel at 606 SW 2nd Ave., Ocala, FL, 34471 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Brian Till of Church of Hope officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Park at 12 PM. Visitation will be held at Roberts Downtown Chapel on February 7th from 6-8 PM. Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Cremations will be handling the funeral arrangements.

He was a student of God’s word and loved the Lord. He was a kind man who knew no strangers, loved his family immensely and will be missed dearly.