James Earl Ritchie

October 13, 1936April 14, 2018

James Earl Ritchie, 81, of Simpsonville, husband of Mary Faye Ritchie died after a brief illness on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Born in Baker Hill, AL, Earl was a son of the late Ralph and Anne Baker Ritchie.

Surviving in addition to his wife Mary Faye are his children; son, David Earl Ritchie of Simpsonville; daughter, Carla Lea and her husband Robert of Greenville, grandchildren, Lauren Wickliffe and her husband Stephen and Adam Lea.

Graveside services will be 11am Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Graceland East Memorial Park with Pastor Michael Turner officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29681.

Arrangements by Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Dr.

Online tributes at


  • Ralph D. Ritchie, Father
  • Anne V. Baker Ritchie, Mother
  • Mary Faye Ritchie, Wife
  • David Earl Ritchie, Son
  • Carla Lea, Daughter
  • Robert Lea, Son-in-law
  • Lauren Wickliffe, Granddaughter
  • Stephen Wickliffe, Grandson-in-law
  • Adam Lea, Grandson

  • The Staff of Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive

  • Advent United Methodist Church


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018

James Earl Ritchie

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Martin and Cami Johnson

April 15, 2018

Mary Faye, so sorry to hear about Earl. You two were the best friends we had while living in Greenville and we will never forget the good times we shared. Earl was such a pleasure for me, always had an ear and shoulder to share. We will never forget the support you two gave us after the house fire. We will all miss him and his smile.
Your friends always, martin and cami