He was the son of the late Issac J. and Vilas Marie Ketron of Hiltons Va.
Hobert was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed gardening and caring for animals
He was preceeded in death by siblings Johnny L. Ketron, Hazel L. Dykes and Clara M. Bishop.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 36 years, Felicia Stewart Ketron, sons James M. Ketron of Bristol and Issac D. Ketron of Johnson City. Brothers: Raymond M. Ketron, Hiltons VA, Josh M. Ketron of Fall Branch, Joseph W. Ketron, James L. Ketron, Judy M. Hutchins and Carolyn B. Nelson all of Kingsport, several nieces and nephews, and his canine companion, Butterscotch.
A Memorial service for family and friends will be held at the Ketron family cemetery at a later date.