Eugene Thomas Ketchum Jr., 79, died June 3, 2017. He was a graduate of Lonoke High School; was a former Arkansas State Police Weight Division Trooper, and former Arkansas National Guardsman.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years Beverly; children, Pam Steele and Geno Ketchum; grandson Wesley Mathis, all of Lonoke.

He is preceded in death by parents Jab and Eloise Ketchum and sister, Twilla O’Cain.

Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Boyd Funeral Home Chapel in Lonoke, with visitation one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Online guest book,