Charles Evert Ritchey, 65, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Shelbyville and is the son of Ellen Frances Brown Perry of Shelbyville and the late Herbert Jesse Ritchey.
Charlie worked for the Norfolk Southern Railway for 26 years and with his brother-in-law Roy Durr at Durr Asphalt for 10 years. He is a member of the Glendale Baptist Church and enjoyed collecting trains, motorcycles and wolves. He loved having a good time with family, grandchildren and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Rozella Durr Ritchey; three children, Bradley Durr (Bobbi Lynn), Joshua Ritchey (Amanda Mae), and Amanda Wallace (Doug), all of Lawrenceburg; eight grandchildren, Hunter, Karson, and Keaton Durr, Hailie, Jaysei, Kris, Keagan, and Caragen Ritchey; two brothers, Jamie Ritchey (Linda) and Georgie Ritchey of Shelbyville; and two sisters, Patty Jones and Darlene Ritchey of Shelbyville. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dalton Wayne Ritchey.
Funeral services were held July 23 at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home with Pastor F.D. Robinson, Jr. officiating. Burial followed in the Lawrenceburg cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roger Durr, Jon Durr, John Michael Durr, Rodney Durr, Michael Kidwell, and Bill Young. Honorary bearers were Charlie's grandchildren, Roy Durr, James Tindall, Brian Durr, Travis Holt and Gene "Dukie" Wilburn.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601.