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Burial

St. John. Lutheran Church Cemetery

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Visitation

Gordon Funeral Home Of Mt. Pleasant
Friday March 31st, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

St. John's Lutheran Church
Saturday April 1st, 2017
2:00pm

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Ralph Lee Ritchie, Jr.

Ralph Ritchie Jr, of Concord died Thursday, March 30 at Tucker Hospice House. Funeral services for Mr. Ritchie will be Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 at St. John's Lutheran Church conducted by the Rev. Dr. Mark Ericson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Friday, March 31 at Gordon Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Ritchie was born October 5, 1928 to the late Ralph Ritchie, Sr. and Lala Hampton Ritchie. He graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1948. Mr. Ritchie served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1958 he was married to Amelia Rebecca Walker. He was a faithful lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Concord. Mr. Ritchie was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Bernice Ferguson, Leonard Ritchie, Banks Ritchie, Doris Tarlton and Lorene Fortune. Mr. Ritchie is survived by his wife, Amelia Walker Ritchie; daughter, Carol Marie Ritchie Hinson; son, Bruce Lee Ritchie and his wife Melba; 5 grandchildren, Blake Hinson and his wife, Melissa, Brooke Hinson, Preston Ritchie and his fiancée, Kelsie Myers, Austin Ritchie and Jonathan Ritchie. Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church (General Fund), 100 St. John's Church Rd., Concord, NC 28025

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Linda HIhn Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Ritchie, Jr.

Linda HIhn Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

Brooke Hinson Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ralph Ritchie, Jr.

Brooke Hinson Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

Amelia and family, we are so sad to hear of Ralph's passing. We actually went to Hospice today about 1:00 to see him, they told us he had passed. We loved him very much, he was quite a loving and caring man. I will miss his wonderful smile. We have you all in our prayers. We love you.

Elaine &. David Petrea Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about your father. I send you the peace that passes all understanding through our father. I will not be able tomake the service as I am currently in the hospital. Please know I am praying for you and your father. Susan Lee

Susan Lee Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

May his memory be eternal.

Metropolitan Vladimir II Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

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