Billy Ritchey

Georgia

RINGGOLD Billy Earl Ritchey, 63, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2013, in Chattanooga.He was born Oct. 14, 1950, in Chattanooga a son of Charles and Mary Ritchey. He was the "Best Dad in the whole world" and was a member of the Moriah Baptist Church. Mr. Ritchey served two tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.Survivors include his wife, Teressa Ritchey; sons, Billy Ritchey Jr., Charlie Ritchey and Robert Thomas Portwood Jr.; daughter, Wendy Portwood McCormick; grandchildren, J.B. Ritchey, Brittany Portwood, Katelynn Portwood, Morgan Ritchey and Brice Portwood; stepgranddaughter, Addison Mount Joy.Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Lynn officiating.Interment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. today and Thursday evening.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com.Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 404 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga.

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