Kenneth M. Ritchie

Published 11:13 am Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Kenneth M. Ritchie, 91, of Wilmington, NC died Tuesday, December 11, 2018, in New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Ritchie was born in Stanly County on January 27, 1927, the son of the late Hugh S. and Mary H. Ritchie.
Mr. Ritchie was a graduate of Albemarle High School.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a radioman aboard the U.S.S. Stewart. He was a graduate of Davidson College and subsequently worked for Kaiser Agricultural Chemicals.
He was a member of St. Andrews Covenant-Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed playing golf and took great pride in sharing his experiences in the Navy.
Surviving are his daughters, Rita Ritchie Wolfe and husband, Jimmie of Calypso, NC and Kenna Ritchie Bullard and husband Glenn of Loris, SC; grandson, James Thomas Wolfe, Jr. and wife Kim of Calypso, NC; his two great-grandchildren, J.T. Wolfe and Katherine Wolfe of Calypso, NC who were the light of his life.
A graveside service will be held at 11am, Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Oleander Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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