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.


Condolence & Memory Journal


In loving memory of a wonderful friend. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Judy Phillips - Gloversville, NY - friend   August 21, 2020

I will miss my daddy so much. He taught me so much about life. I will miss our talks. He was the best daddy a girl could ask for.

Posted by Jamie McCormick - Gloversville, NY - daughter   August 11, 2020


Uncle Jimmy will be so missed. Time spent with him was time very well spent. I have great memories of summers here in Kentucky, listening to old stories of his childhood with my Mom. Rest in Paradise Uncle.

Posted by Cindy Pelletier - Vine Grove, KY - family   August 11, 2020

I will never forget the fun we had at the Cowboy Stadium, in one of the big suites watching Tim McGraw and Faith Hill in concert...such a wonderful experience. Jim, you will be missed my friend... Sympathy to all the family members.

Posted by Brenda Ditore - Paducah, KY - Friend   August 10, 2020

Jim was a great guy!! He was very helpful in our time at Living Springs and just a great Christian guy!! We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences! We know we will see him again!!!

Posted by Jon and Tina Valentine - Rusk, TX - Friend   August 07, 2020