Nezra Ritchie

Onsted – Nezra Ritchie, age 85, of Onsted, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at his home. He was born on April 24, 1936, in Hindman, KY, the son of Ray and Ocie (Noble) Ritchie. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air force from 1954 to 1957. On May 30, 1961, in Virginia, Nezra married Rachel E. Fugate and she survives. Nezra had been employed with Ford Motor Company as an Inspector until his retirement. He was a member of the Adrian Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, working on cars, and was known to be quite the handyman, even building his own house. Nezra will always be remembered by his family and friends as a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.


In addition to his wife, Rachel, Nezra is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Kent) Smith of Jacksonville, NC; two sons, Adam Ray Ritchie of Onsted and Timothy Wayne Ritchie of Clayton; and grandchildren, Alex, Randall, Tristan, Travis, Keira, and Kendall.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold, Talmage, Donald, and David Ritchie; sisters, Maxine Begley, Wilma Jean Ritchie, Doris Godsey, and Jenny Mae Ritchie.         


Visitation for Nezra will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian with Pastor Bruce Blanton officiating. Burial will be held in Maple Shade Cemetery, Onsted.         


You may send condolences to the family at Memorial Contributions may be given to Elara Caring Hospice. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.

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