Thomas Barret Ketchum
February 1, 1958  -  February 13, 2019

Thomas Barret Ketchum

Public Viewing
Emken-Linton Chapel
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Memorial Service
Emken-Linton Chapel
5100 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway
Texas City, TX  77591
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
7:00 pm
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Thomas Barret Ketchum, 61 of Texas City, Texas went home to heaven on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Harbor Hospice in Houston, Texas surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019 with a visitation from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., at Emken-Linton Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas.

Tommy was born on February 1, 1958 in Texas City to James and Hallie Barret Ketchum. He retired from Marathon Petroleum after working for 30 years diligently and was currently employed at Marathon Oil. He was in Equatorial Guinea in Malabo, Africa. Tommy was a hard worker and enjoyed his job. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loving father and husband. His close friend Mark Lyons also enjoyed the outdoors with Tommy. Tommy loved his family and often enjoyed swimming, cooking u0026 hanging out. He also loved his garden and his fruit tree's.

He is preceded in death by his late uncle Thomas Barret Schmidt; his father in law, Edward "Sonny" Villarreal and grandmothers, Julia Barret Schmidt and Elizabeth Lewis Ketchum.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Tanya Ketchum and only son, Thomas Barret Ketchum II; parents, James and Hallie Barret Ketchum; brothers, Richard Ketchum (Susan), Paul Ketchum (Anna), and several nephews and nieces; mother in law, Connie Villarreal; sister in law, Sherri Gallardo (Alex) and he leaves behind his beloved Pitbull Buck.

Our family is grateful and would like to give special thanks for the love and tender care given by Harbor Hospice.





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  1. Jeff and Pam Drake
    Mesa, AZ

    Tanya and Barrett, our thoughts with you always. May these words bring you peace and comfort.
    I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads his white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. He is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch him until at length he hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says: “ There, he is gone!”
    “ Gone where?”
    Gone from my sight. That is all. He is just as large in mast and hull and spar as he was when he left my side and he is just as able to bear the load of living freight to his destined port.
    His diminished size is in me, not in him. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “ There, he is gone!” There are other eyes watching him coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: HERE HE COMES! And that is dying....... peace and love always.....Jeff

  2. Jeff and Pam Drake
    Mesa, AZ

    Tanya and Barrett, our thoughts with you always. May these words bring you peace and comfort.
    I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads his white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. He is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch him until at length he hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says: “ There, he is gone!”
    “ Gone where?”
    Gone from my sight. That is all. He is just as large in mast and hull and spar as he was when he left my side and he is just as able to bear the load of living freight to his destined port.
    His diminished size is in me, not in him. And just at the moment when someone at my side says: “ There, he is gone!” There are other eyes watching him coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: HERE HE COMES! And that is dying....... peace and love always.....Jeff

  3. Rachel Phears and Sabrina
    Houston, TX

    Tanya and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Love your cousin, Rachel

  4. Manuel Perez
    La Marque, TX

    My condolence Tanya, my lord bless you on your time of need.

  5. Mark Lyons
    , TX

    Tanya and Barret,

    We lost a good one, our thoughts and prayers are with both of y'all and your family.

  6. Valeria Alvarado Bennett
    Dickinson, TX

    Tanya, I am so sorry for you loss. I don't know if you remember me but I worked with your mother many years ago at Mainland. Many prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Marilyn Bryant
    Danbury, TX

    Tanya and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time!

  8. Joe Shaffer
    Texas city, TX

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