Benny G. Ketchum, 76, of Dewey passed at 5:28 p.m. Monday at St. Francis
Hospital in Tulsa.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dewey Church of the Nazarene with
Rev. Charles Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the Dewey Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.
Benny George Ketchum was born on March 14, 1934 in Washington County, OK to
Abraham "Fish" and Ella (Hudson) Ketchum, Jr.
Benny was a talented musician and was the band leader of "Benny Ketchum and the Western Play Boys."
For ten years they were the House Band at Cains Ballroom in Tulsa. Benny also toured many
years with the Grand Ole Opry with such stars as Little Jimmy Dickens, Bobby Helms and Ray Price.
Benny is survived by his two sons; Benny Joe Ketchum and wife Linda of
Coffeyville, KS and Kristopher Loren Ketchum of Dewey. Two granddaughters; Angela and
Ashley Ketchum. Three great grandchildren; Keegan, Kelby and Davien. One brother;
Charles Ketchum of Dewey and one sister; Elwanda Zoski of Colorado along with
numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Benny was preceded in death by his parents and his wife; Wanda Ketchum.
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