Derrick Lee Ketchum

March 10, 1983 - April 17, 2018


Derrick Lee Ketchum was born on March 10, 1983 in Chickasha, OK to Harold Gene and Tammy L. (Cummings) Ketchum. He passed away on April 17, 2018 in Geary, OK at the age of 35. Derrick graduated from Indianola High School in Indianola, OK. He married Lauren Taylor October 3, 2009 in Kingfisher, OK. He dedicated his entire life to the Oil and Gas industry and had been employed the last 3 years by Wildcat Oil Tools. Derrick enjoyed going to the lake, boating, camping, hunting, fishing, his Harley Davidson, going to the river, coaching his kids, watching his daughter dance, and watching his boys in all their activities, including football and wrestling, and most of all being with his family. Derrick attended Life Church in Yukon where he had just re-dedicated his life to Christ this past weekend.

Survivors Include; his wife Lauren Ketchum of Geary, OK, his children, Jr., Justice, and Grayson Ketchum of Geary, OK, his parents, Harold and Tammy Ketchum of McAlester, OK, his grandparents, Cheryl Lynn Wells of Eufaula, OK, and Harold Dean and Ethel Faye Ketchum of McAlester, OK, his biological father, Earl Ollison of Newcastle, OK, his siblings, Jayson Ketchum, Christina Ketchum, Jacob Ollison, and Brian Dunn, his in laws, Steven and Christi Durant of Granbury, TX, many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Cummings, his uncles, James Ketchum and Jr. Pierce, and his aunt, Brenda Ketchum.

Memorial Donations: A fund has been set up at Cornerstone Bank, 133 S. Broadway, Geary, OK 73040 for his children.


Services: First United Methodist Church, Saturday, 11:00 AM, April 21, 2018, Geary, OK

Officiating: Rev. Tim Knox

Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Geary, OK

Services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Geary, Oklahoma. Condolences may be sent to the family at,, or you can find us on (Turner Funeral Homes).