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Clifton Smith “Boe” Ritch, III, age 55, of Riverdale, passed away November 26, 2018.
Boe was born on July 21, 1963 in Tampa, FL. He spent his early childhood in Tampa until the age of 10 when his family moved to Jonesboro, Georgia. Boe went to trade school and became a skilled electrician and a proud member of IBEW Local 613, of which he was a dedicated employee for many years. He also spent several years working in a rock quarry. Boe’s passions in life were his vehicles and his family. He enjoyed his motorcycle and his Bronco II. He especially loved his 5 daughters who brought him great joy. He was a loving father and “Pop” to his grandchildren. Boe was a born-again Christian. He was fun loving, goofy and witty. He loved to dance and have a good time. Boe was a kind, soft-hearted sensitive man. He had a big heart and he loved his mama.
Boe is survived by his father and step-mother: Clifton and Brenda Ritch of Riverdale, GA; mother: Donna Groom of Plant City, FL; daughters: Allison (Brian) Glennie of Peachtree City, Kayla (Michael) Marquet of Carrollton, Kacey (Cameron) Fisher of Bremen, Kaitlon Ritch of Gainesville, Kailea Mae (Evan) Ritch of Athens; grandchildren: Ashton, Anna Rose, Lucas, Olivia, Carolina, Ada, Emerson; brothers and sisters: Tammy (John) Wing of McDonough, Pam Moreland of Dallas, Joy Blasingame of Riverdale, Sherri (Ronnie) Jones of Sharpsburg, Michelle Gardner of Oregon, Khristian (Sharon) Kaaa of Lakeland, FL, Kuuipo (Rick) Yoder of Mulberry, FL, and Levi Kaaa of Jacksonville, FL; many nieces and nephews including Savannah Jones and Adam Blasingame, Michael (Lindsay) Kovalsky, Jennifer Couthen, Stephanie (Vic) Mufsud, Jon Kovalsky, Amber (David) Mabrey and Josh Anderson.
A memorial service will be held in Boe’s honor at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 30, 2018 at New Day Church of Nazarene, 8561 Highway 85, Riverdale, GA. The Ritch family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Highway 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.