Vernon Ritchie

December 18, 1940 - February 10, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville


Thursday, February 15, 1:00 PM
Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville


Vernon Ritchie, 77, of Stroh died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at his residence.

He was born December 18, 1940, in Vest, Kentucky, to Cephas and Myrtle (Williams) Ritchie.

On January 25, 1969, in Stroh he married Patty Sue Shepherd. She survives in Stroh.

Mr. Ritchie moved to this area in 1955, coming from Kentucky.

He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1965 during the Vietnam War.

He retired in 2007 from Jayco in Topeka.

Mr. Ritchie attended Community Baptist Church and was a member of American Legion Post 215 in LaGrange.

Vernon enjoyed fishing, especially in bass tournaments, playing Texas Hold’em, and sitting on the front porch talking, telling stories, and sipping coffee. He loved spending time with friends and his grandkids, and was greatly loved by all.

Also surviving are a daughter, Natalie Sue (Brett) Capman of Stroh; two sons, Tony Lynn Ritchie of Stroh and Alan Lee Ritchie of Stroh; two grandchildren, Sierra Kay (Gage) Meyer and Chase Harrison Ritchie; and two sisters, Lois Everage of LaGrange and Carolyn Owens of Stroh.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Combs.

Funeral services will be Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Community Baptist Church, Wolcottville with Pastor Rick Davis and Pastor Clarence Combs officiating. Burial will be at Woodruff Cemetery.

Calling is Wednesday, February 14, 2018, after 2 p.m. at the church. An evening service will be held at 6 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Dave and Alda Nissen
February 15th, 2018 10:45am

Our prayers are with you Patty and children. Loved seeing his smile and enjoyed fishing with him. He will surely be missed.

Josephine prater
February 12th, 2018 9:24am

Love you sis and family I'm so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family God bless

Janet bellamy
February 12th, 2018 9:21am

My heart goes out to you and your family sending lots of prayers God bless

Kathy (Gayheart) Messer
February 12th, 2018 4:04am
Stroh In

Vernon will be missed by all prayers and hugs for the family. The last time I sat and talked with him was at the doctor office we had a great chat loved talking with him.

Diana(Terry) Shrock
February 11th, 2018 8:25pm
Fort Myers Fl

Praying for the family! Vernon was a long time friend was shocked to hear the news! My God comfort you in the days ahead.. Diana and Marion