He was preceded in death by hs sister, Tammy Ritchie. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Ritchie; mother Shelby Colwell Stacy; father Felix Shepherd; son Mitchell Ritchie; sisters Carla Ritchie, Joanie Engle, Barbara Pratt and Priscilla jones; brothers Chris Ritchie, Roger Miniard, Michael Ritchie and Kendall Shepherd.
Arrangements were handled by Maggard Mountain View Chapel of Hazard where the family received friends on Friday, August 13. The funeral service was held on Saturday, August 14 with J.T. Eversole officiating. Interment was at Blackhawk Cemetery located at Happy.