ANGIER — Dr. William Sutton Ketcham, age 93, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at Oak Hill Assisted Living Community in Angier.
Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Rose & Graham Funeral Chapel in Coats. Officiating was Chaplain Robbie O’Quinn. Burial followed at Lakeside Memorial Gardens in Angier.
Dr. Ketcham was born March 23, 1926, in Wayne County to the late William Manly and Ethel Sutton Ketcham. Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Werneth “Wendy” Stephenson Ketcham; sons, William “Billy” Sutton Ketcham Jr. and Rodney Keith Langdon; and sister, Elaine Ketcham. Dr. Ketcham graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1947 and later graduating from Emory Dental School in Atlanta, Georgia, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1950. He retired from his private dental practice in Jacksonville, North Carolina, after 48 years. Dr. Ketcham also served our country during World War II retiring as a colonel in the U.S. Army.
Surviving family include his children, Gregory Rowe Ketcham and wife Dinah of South Carolina, Kristopher Sutton Ketcham and wife Trang of Georgia, Thomas Mitchell Langdon and wife Shelly of Laurinburg, Timonthy Craig Langdon and wife Jamie of Angier, and Pamela Leigh Langdon of Angier; grandchildren, Tommy Langdon, Traci Langdon Beasley, John Langdon, Andrea Langdon, Crystal Carlough, Shelton Langdon, Trey Ketcham, Corey Ketcham, Sarah Ketcham, Katherine Serrell, Topher Ketcham and Keifer Ketcham; numerous great-grandchildren; and brother, Harry Turner of Chapel Hill.
The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Hill Assisted Living Center, and the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice, and Paul Mefford for the loving care they provided to their father.
The family received friends from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, prior to the 3 p.m. service at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats.
In lieu of flowers, Dr. Ketcham would have requested you spend the time with your loved ones.
Arrangements by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Coats.