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Tommy Knox Ritchie

June 1, 1941 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 79)


Tommy Knox Ritchie, 79, of Albemarle, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Tommy was born on June 1, 1941 in Badin, to the late Jack Ritchie and Margaret Knox Ritchie.

Services for the Ritchie family will be private.

Survivors include wife, Carolyn Sue Ritchie of Albemarle, NC, sister, Sheila Reeves of Ashveille, NC, daughters, Amy (Charles) Riggs and Lori (Toby) Talbert of Albemarle, NC, grandchildren, Cody Sanders, Ryan Talbert, Jordan Mabry, Dylan Helms, and great-grandchildren, Asher and Cali Mabry, and Kal'Ell Sanders.

Tommy enjoyed playing golf and played at least twice a week with his golf buddies. He also loved the Dallas Cowboys and fishing with his neighbor Jim, but the highlight of his week was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren because of his love for his family.

His oldest daughter, Lori Talbert, is Co-Founder of Friends of Stanly County Animals Rescue. So, in lieu of flowers, we ask that donations in his memory be made to the rescue. You can use Or checks can be sent to: FSCA 1803 Arbor Way, Albemarle, NC 28001

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Ritchie family.

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