Jeffery Wayne Ritchie (July 29, 1972 - February 10, 2007)
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Jeffery Wayne Ritchie of Wellington, KY passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Jellico Community Hospital, Jellico, TN, from injuries sustained in a tractor trailer accident, at the age of 34 years, 6 months, and 12 days. He was born on Saturday, July 29, 1972 at Indianapolis, IN, son of J.C. and Diane Smith Ritchie. Jeffery was a truck driver for Bulk Matic.
He is survived by two sons, Zachary Wayne and Corey Joseph Rictchie both of Lexington, KY; his parents, J.C. and Diane Ritchie of Hazel Green, KY; one sister, Diana Ritchie of Hazard, KY; two nieces, Tasha Logan and Miranda Logan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral service 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2007 at the Potter Funeral Home Chapel, Pastor Rick Simpkins and Bro. Ray Fallen officiating. Burial in the Ritchie Cemetery, Wellington, KY. Visitation 6 p.m., Saturday at the Potter Funeral Home.
Potter Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Chris Thomas, Cleon Combs, Jerry Miller, Jr., David Smith, Tommy Caldwell, TJ Hurt, Anthony Joseph and David Otten.
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jeff ,I was very saddened to hear of this tragedy ,Jeff was an old friend of mine ,he was so full of life and was always laughing ,he will be missed , rest in peace bro.
Well here it goes I have stayed away from here as long as I can, but I just wanted to come and tell you that you will never be forgotten in my heart. Jeff you always made my day everytime I got to see you even it was just passing you on the road. There was times I would get so mad at you but you was the type of person that noone could stay mad at atleast not me. I told you oneday that you would make me hate you someday and you just laughed at me and said now trina you could never hate me and boy was you right. Well you behave up there I know you and my Dad are up there together right now, and you tell my Dad I will see him again oneday and same to you.
Just wanted to come and tell you that there is NOT a day goes by that you don't enter my mind. You are truly missed by many. God really got an angel when he got you, you was such an angel on earth also. Well I know you an my Dad are in a much better place than we are but you both are missed so much. Well just wanted to say a few words to you, and let you know I still think of you everyday and always will.....
Post by RoadRunner on Apr 17, 2007 21:31:34 GMT -5
Hey little buddy found this while surfing the net and it made me think of you
There's blue skies where I'm going up there on that Thunder Road, You can see those big stacks smokin' as they pull that heavy load. Won't have to worry about weigh stations as I roll across the sky. .
Won't have to watch for Mr. Smokey, and I'm a gonna let 'er fly! Got a load to get to heaven -- dispatch didn't give me any time Got to be there before nightfall, so I'm a gonna let 'er climb . . . Climb up on those big white sun clouds, up there on that Thunder Road Got to make some time up with this mighty heavy load . . .
My truck and I pull together, we work as if we are just one, She's been a good companion and now we're on our final run. It seems as if we've covered every highway on the ground, But now we're rollin' steady 'cause we know we're homeward bound. In the years we've rolled together, this truck and I have seen it all, We've run with some real good people, and I smile as I recall The hard times and the fussin' and the good times on the road, The comraderie as we ran together thru the night and hauled our loads. Truckers always pull together when they find some common ground, And when you're lookin' for good people, there's none finer to be found!
But this time I'm rollin' solo, just me and my trusty truck, We've got to get a goin', so goodbye . . . and lots of luck! I'm rollin' up to heaven, up there on that Thunder Road, They said they're waitin' for me and this very special load. They said to check in with the angel at the guard shack of heaven's gate, I guess they need another trucker to haul some of that holy freight! So the next time you see the lightening and you hear that thunder roar, Don't you worry about the storm clouds . . . It'll be the diesel hummin' as we welcome home one more!
R.I.P my friend. Jeff I think of you often when I see them big trucks on the road that reminds me of you. I know all your family and friends are missing you sooo much. I will be back soon to say hello. Until then R.I.P