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Tom Ritchie, 74, of Metter, and husband of Janice "Jan" Qualls Ritchie, died Monday, May 17, 2021.
Born in Perry County, Kentucky, he was a son of Ernest and Prudence Ritchie. Tom was retired from IBM having worked as a consultant for the company for many years. He and his wife Jan moved to the Metter area several years ago. Tom loved working on the farm, and pheasant hunting. He was a very knowledgeable man who loved to read. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a brother, Ernie Lee Ritchie, and two sisters, Linda Lou Ritchie Baunach and Nancy Faye Ritchie Dorshak. Surviving are his wife, Janice "Jan" Qualls Ritchie of Metter; his son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Tammy Ritchie of Metter; a daughter and son-in-law, Jenny and Ronn Reidell of Jacksonville, Florida; two sisters and brother-in-law, Jan Rice of Michigan City, Indiana and Sheila and Dennis Wildhart of Laporte, Indiana; his grandchildren, Hunter and Tanner Ritchie, Zach Reidell, Josh Williams, Kelsey Spivey, Caine Williams; his great-grandchildren, Jaxon Williams and Nash Williams; and several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service for family and friends will be held Thursday at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the Ritchie farm. Guestbook: www.kennedyfuneralhomechapels.com Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter is in charge of the arrangements.