David Ross Ketcher of Jay died late Thursday evening, Jan. 11, 2007, at the Monroe Manor Nursing Center. He was 78.

Ketcher was born July 23, 1928, in Miami to Dave and Goldie Juanita (Hicks) Ketcher. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict.

He married Gloria Fae Millard on Dec. 26, 1956, in Fort Smith, Ark. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Tulsa for 35 years as a postal supervisor, postal manager and station manager.

He has lived in the Jay area the past 30 years. He was a member of the Faith Mission Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria, of the home; his children, Virginia Lee Duckworth and husband Boyd of Hazelwood, Mo., David Ross Ketcher and wife Mary of Texas, Gary Ketcher of Hominy, Bonnie Fae Ketcher-Knapp of Jay and Krissi Coble and husband Charlie of Jay; four brothers, Jerry Ketcher and wife Betty of Miami, Kent Ketcher and wife Yvonne of Miami, Larry Ketcher of Columbus, Kan., and Sam Ketcher and wife Lisa of Baxter Springs, Kan.; one sister, Sharon Housh and husband Tom of Miami; six grandchildren, Nick Duckworth, Ashley Duckworth, Brittney Gull, Jessica Fae Knapp, Kallisse Johnson, Wade Johnson and Chade Coble, and one great-grandchild, Tyler Gull.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Faith Mission Church in Jay with Pastor Chester Crittenden and Mike Sperry officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home of Jay.