James Ritchie

  • Born: April 27, 1938
  • Died: August 4, 2020
  • Location: Palestine, Texas

Charles W. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2343 Lake Rd.
Lavon, TX 75166

Tribute & Message From The Family


On the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th, 2020, James Ralph Ritchie of Palestine, TX went to be with the Lord.

Jim is preceded in death by his father Ralph, mother Mary, and brothers Damon and David of Kentucky.

He served the military proudly for 21 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam war. The combined number of years his family served our country is over 98 years. He loved to fish, garden, bowl and shoot pool. He loved his wife and his daughter unconditionally. He loved serving the Lord and was a fisher of men and a lighthouse for God's word.

He is survived by his daughter Jamie, his wife Sandy, his sisters Edna and Margie, of Kentucky, his brother Gene of Minnesota and many friends and Church family members.

Services entrusted to Charles W. Smith & Sons of Lavon, TX.