Funeral services for Ken L. Ritchie, age 69 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Hills Crossing Baptist Church.  Interment will follow the service in the church cemetery and the family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM and on Friday, December 6th from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Mr. Ritchie passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Born in Clayton, Georgia on April 19, 1950, Mr. Ritchie was the son of the late Pat and Hazel Kilby Patterson.  Mr. Ritchie was retired from L. P. Gas Services, Inc. where he was a diesel mechanic with over 38 years of service.  He last worked for Burke and Sons Trucking.  Mr. Ritchie enjoyed riding motorcycles and was an avid outdoorsman; he loved spending time in the woods hunting, on a lake fishing, cutting firewood.  Mr. Ritchie was not afraid of hard work, in fact it helped shape the man he was.  Mr. Ritchie was a man of deep faith and was very involved at Hills Crossing Baptist Church where he was a member.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Ritchie is preceded in death by brother Homer Ritchie.
Survivors include sons Randy “Goob” Porterfield (Brenda) of the Fairview Community, Stacy Porterfield of Lakemont, Anthony Kenneth Ritchie (Michelle) of Clarkesville, Kenneth Lamar “Scooter” Ritchie, II of Clarkesville and Chanson N. Porterfield of Clarkesville, daughters Sherri Brooks Aldridge (Peter) of Toccoa, Kelley Michelle Brooks Brock of Clayton and Sabrina Jacqueline Ritchie Hendrix (Bobby) of Lawrenceville, brothers Danny Ritchie (Annette) of Kansas City, Kanas and Tom Ritchie (Linda) of the Persimmon Community, sisters Sue York (John) of Alabama, Patsy Webb of Seneca, South Carolina, Gail Speed of Clayton and Ann Patterson of Seneca, as well as 20 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
Those wishing may send condolences online at www.hillsidememorialchapel.com
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256.