Robert W. Ritchey, 73, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL .
Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday at Griffith Cemetery Rural Brownstown, IL ,, with Charlie Watson officiating. Friends & Family may gather at 12:00 PM * before the service at the Cemetery. Memorials: Donor’s Choice. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born July 06, 1941, in Bluff City, IL, the son of Cecil Franklin & Alice Marie (Beck) Ritchey. Married Sharon Kay Blankenship December 27, 1962 in Vandalia, IL. She passed away March 22, 2003. Robert was a retired Locksmith Instructor for the IL Dept… of Corrections and an Ordained Minister.
He is survived by: 2 Sons – Franklin Ritchey & Melinda, Louisville, IL, Russel Ritchey & Rebecca, Vandalia, IL; Sister – Alice Faye Watson & Charlie, Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren- Natalie, Gerald & Annastascia and 4 Great Grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: His parents, wife, 2 brothers and grandson, Zachary.