Tye Christopher Ketchum Born May 5th, 2005, in Denton, Texas to Carrie DiSalvatore Humphrey and Joseph Ketchum. He was a beloved Son, Brother, Grandson, Nephew, and friend to many.
Tye spent the first 14 years of his life in Texas and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School (Denton, TX), Scott Elementary and Roach Middle School (Frisco, TX) before moving to Florida to live with his father to attend High School at Lakeland Senior High, where he was a Senior preparing for graduation this school year.
There are three things that Tye loved the most, God, Family and Basketball!
From an early age Tye loved to play basketball, and no matter who he was on the court with, he always played as though he was the MVP, giving his all to win. Through the game, he met many friends that he would come to see as family. He attended many basketball camps, both in Orlando and in Texas. He went on two mission trips. The first trip was to Haiti with his mom, sister Caelan and his stepfather Charles. The second, he went to Peru with his stepfather Charles. Both trips he gave more and grew stronger in his faith. He loved taking trips to Walmart to build toilet paper forts with his older sister Caelan and his friends. Apart from his toilet paper fort adventures, he enjoyed playing video games. His favorite games to play with his younger brother Grayson were Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and NBA 2K. Even with all his adventures, can’t leave out the fact, that boy loved to sleep. He was always the life of a room, making people smile and laugh, being unapologetically his goofy self. He is survived by his parents Carrie DiSalvatore Humphrey, Joe Ketchum, stepfather Charles Humphrey, sisters Caelan Ketchum, McKenna Humphrey & Kyrsten Gove and his brother Grayson Humphrey.
Some of his favorite scriptures from his mission trips were : Revelations 21: 1-7 from Peru And Matthew 7: 24-25 from Haiti.
Tye always wore four things : a Cross and Rosary, around his neck exemplifying his faith in God and his savior Jesus Christ; a pair of Jordans or slides, and no matter how hot it was outside, always a beanie on his head.
Tye, you will be greatly missed by all, but we know you are at the Great Basketball Court in Heaven.
Gods speed to our Little Man, we love you.