Aris E. Ritchey, 83, of McMinnville died Friday, Aug. 3, at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
He was born June 5, 1929, in Warren County and was a retired employee of the winding department with Magnetek Century Electric, a U.S. Army veteran, and a Presbyterian. Mr. Ritchey was preceded in death by parents Frank and Josie Smith Ritchey, sisters Mary Ellen Melton and Mazil Lawrence, and brothers Johnie, Floyd, and Dyris Earl Ritchey.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Brady Ritchey of McMinnville; daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Johnny Saffle of Nashville; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny Ray and Dee Dee Ritchey of Summerville, S.C., grandchildren Lilly Merie Saffle, Mattie Elizabeth Saffle, and Aiden James Ritchey, and sister Rose Zetta Page of Murfreesboro.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. today at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends will officiate. Entombment will follow in the mausoleum at Gardens of Memory. Military grave rites will administered by the Tennessee Army Honor Guard, American Legion Post 173, and VFW Post 5064. The Ritchey family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Middle Tennessee State Veterans Home, 345 Compton Road, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 8, 2012