Howard Wade Ritchie
1921 - 2009
Howard Wade Ritchie, 87, died June 17, 2009 in Glendale, Ariz. He was born Aug. 19, 1921 in Totty’s Bend, Hickman County, Tenn. to Thomas Clarence Ritchie and Jennie Florence Williams.
He was married to Geraldeene Tallant of Young on June 5, 1948 in Phoenix. He worked as an electrician from 1938 to 1984 and was a big game guide in Arizona for 50 years. He also served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
At the time of his death, Mr. Ritchie made his home in Glendale.
He is survived by his daughters, Jeannie Rogers and Bonny Gazinski; three grandchildren; and a brother, Tom Ritchie Jr.
Mr. Ritchie was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Geraldeene Tallant Ritchie.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 24 at Best Funeral, 501 E. Dunlap in Phoenix. The funeral service is at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 25 in Phoenix with burial at National Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek, Phoenix.