James W. Ritcheson, 61, of 218 W. 3rd, Hazelton, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his residence.

He was born August 25, 1925 in Florida to James E. and Betty R. (Lindsay) Richardson.

Jim worked in Quality Control at Crane Naval Base. A veteran, Jim served in the Army, being stationed in Korea. He belonged to the V.F.W. in Princeton, and enjoyed collecting knives, guns, and was an avid motorcyclist.

Surviving is his wife Betty, whom he married April 23, 1999; his children, Adam Ritcheson of Washington, Heath Ritcheson of Vincennes, Michael Morrison of Vincennes, and Justin (Frieda) Morrison of Vincennes; sisters, Mary E. (John) Steelman of Patoka, Marcia Tracy of Vincennes, Margaret (Robert) Dick of Morrisville; a brother, Robert (Cathy) Ritcheson of Hazelton; his grandchildren, Hadleigh Ritcheson, Ezeckial Morrison; his step grandchildren, Taner and Taylee Gardner, Josie Greer, several nieces and nephew, and his beloved dog, Sugar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James E Ritcheson, and Betty and Charles Dyehouse, and an infant son, James Ritcheson.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. E.D.T. Tuesday July 23, 2013 at Gardner- Brockman Chapel. Per his wishes he will be cremated afterwards. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. E.D.T.