Charles Milton Ritchey, age 82 of West Jefferson, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022. He was born February 3, 1940 to the late William Milton and Elizabeth Cochran Ritchey.
He was a man who was always willing to help with what he could and he could do most anything. He truly loved to hunt, fish and working in his yard. His first love, however, was his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved spending time teaching them to hunt, fish, and cooking breakfast on the weekends.
His family was important to him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Bare Ritchey, and grandsons, Benjamin Ritchey and Derik Hartsoe.
Charles is survived by a son, Larry Ritchey and wife Gail of Gardner, MA.
Two daughters, Pamela Ritchey Lyalls and husband Randy of Lansing, NC, and Alicia Ritchey Roten and husband Timothy of West Jefferson, NC.
Grandchildren; James Ritchey, Grant Ritchey, Katy Ritchey, Angel Jones, Joshua Lyalls, Justin Roten, Jason Roten and Angie Lyalls; brothers, Carl Ritchey and Johnny Ritchey; sisters, Dora Hurst and Cora Mudd Eight; great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Amorem Hospice 1721 Enon Rd, Valdese, NC 28690.
Memorial services will be conducted Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in Mount Paddy Church. The family will receive friends prior to the services on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be shared with the Ritchey family at the website www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Ritchey family.