James “Jim” Fredrick Ritchey, 86, of Davis, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at his home.

His service is at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis Original Free Will Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Daniel Melton and the Rev. Ed Renfrow.

Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of Davis First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth S. Ritchey of the home; daughter, Pamela Ritchey Dyer of Fresno, Calif.; sons, Curtis James Ritchey and wife Karen Glasbergen Ritchey of Sherburne, N.Y., and  Steven Douglas Ritchey and wife Saundra “Sandy” Bevan Ritchey of Westchester, Pa.; foster daughter, Charlotte Sherwood of  Sherburne, N.Y.; stepson, Rodney W. Salter of the home; sisters, Lois Jean Ritchey Lembke and Judy Ritchey Cruikshank; grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Ritchey Dyer Casares, Emmaline Alene Dyer, Zoey Ann Meyer-Jens, Leah Katherine Ritchey and Alden James Ritchey; stepgrandchildren, Emileigh G. Salter, Susanna G. Salter and Victoria Rose Salter; and great-grandchildren, Nikkole Marie Riley and Alene Elizabeth Riley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Frederick Ritchey and Emmaline Harriet Webster Ritchey; and a stepson, Lester A. Salter.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to Davis First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 146, Davis, NC 28524, or the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, P.O. Box 556, Harkers Island, NC 28531.

Arrangements are by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. of Morehead City. Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net.

(Paid obituary)

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