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Roy R. RitchisonPassing: August 14, 2011


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday,Aug.18,2011, 10:30 am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday,Aug.17,2011, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday,Aug.18,2011, 09:30 am - 10:30 am


Port William


MITCHELL Roy R. Ritchison, 91, Mitchell, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, August 14, 2011, at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born December 30, 1919, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clarence and Bertie (Johnson) Ritchison. He married Norma C. (Bridges) December 23, 1939.

Early in life he worked on the railroad, and retired from General Motors where he was a member of UAW Local 440. Roy was a member of the Huron Church of God and enjoyed farming and mushroom hunting.

A U. S. Navy Seabee veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Philippine Libertation Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal.

Surviving: wife,
Norma Ritchison, Mitchell
Stanley Philip (Sandy)Ritchison, Bedford
Darrell Lee “Joe” (Kathy) Ritchison, Bedford
Debra Lynn (Michael) Mullins, Spencer
Reba Barlow, Bedford
half brother,
John H. (Eula Manitoo) Ritchison, Mitchell
Shelley Denise Allen, Greensburg
Kimberley Diane (Denice) Torres, Clinton, New Jersey
Stanley Philip (Linda) Ritchison II, Brownsburg
Jeffrey (Samantha) Perry, Arizona
Dustin Perry, Bedford
Josh Britt, Martinsville
Bryce (Stacey) Mann, Mitchell
Landon (Amy) Lindley, Fayetteville
Jodi Wright, Bedford
Sherrie Renee Gorrell, Kansas
Several great grandchildren

His parents; daughter, Julia Rose Gorrell; son, Roger Wayne Ritchison; sisters, Lucille Moore and Margaret Edwards; and brother, Ralph Ritchison, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 18, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Smoot and Eugene Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Port William Cemetery with military honors accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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  1. Guest: Becky Goldsberry | Mitchell, IN
    Date: August 17, 2011
    When sorrow cometh, the Lord cometh too-lift up thy head for he is near you. Roy was a wonderful person who will be missed by many.
  2. Guest: Vivian Johnson | Bedford, IN
    Date: August 17, 2011
    To the family of Roy Ritchison, I am thinking of you at this time. For the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. With Sincere Sympathy. Vivian Johnson
  3. Guest: Bob and patty bex | IN
    Date: August 16, 2011
    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe and the rest of Roy's family.