Charles L. Ketring, Sr. | The Wake Weekly
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Charles L. Ketring, Sr.

Posted on August 5, 2021


Youngsville — Charles L. "Charlie" Ketring, Sr., 89, of Youngsville passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at his home. He was born August 29, 1931 in New Madison, Ohio. His wife, Martha Allene Ketring and his parents, Harley Roscoe and Anna Bowman Ketring preceded him in death.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Friday, August 6, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Mr. Ketring served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an airman during the Korean War, stationed in Central and South America, where he was an aerial photographer, taking critical surveillance photographs of the Panama Canal and surrounding areas. Later he worked as a Systems Analyst for IBM.

He is survived by a daughter, Lori Ketring Gongaware of Richmond, VA, two sons, Thomas Ketring and wife Rosemary of Youngsville and Chuck Ketring and wife Debbie of Ballwin, MO, grandchildren, Anna Ketring, Sean Ketring, Anthony Montone, Jacob Ketring, Lindsey Hoffman, Matthew Ketring and Madison Sandlin and great grandchildren, Eric and Connor Hoffman, Josie Wilson and Margo Sandlin.

The family wishes to thank Transitions Hospice and the care provided by Lisa, RN, Steven, RN, Kristie, RN and Erika, SW, as well as the nursing staff on 6C at Wake Med for the exceptional care provided by Dakota S., Sarah, Grace, Lauren and Michele Rosenburg, NP.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Transitions Home Hospice at

Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC is serving the Ketring family.

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