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.
Tanya and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love your cousin, Rachel
Rachel Phears and SabrinaHouston, TX
My condolence Tanya, my lord bless you on your time of need.
Manuel PerezLa Marque, TX
Tanya and Barret,
We lost a good one, our thoughts and prayers are with both of y'all and your family.
Mark Lyons, 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.
Valeria Alvarado BennettDickinson, TX
Tanya and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time!
Marilyn BryantDanbury, TX
Joe ShafferTexas city, TX