Earl (Buddy) L. Ritenour, Jr.

Earl (Buddy) L. Ritenour Jr., 86 of Woodstock passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Life Care Center in New Market. A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Woodstock United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Sunset View Memorial Gardens. Reverends Robert Hoskins and Robert Moore will officiate. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM prior to the service at the church or you can call at the home at any time.

Earl was born September 7, 1929 in Saumsville, Virginia. He was the son of the late Earl Sr. and Virgie Miller Ritenour. He was a member of the Woodstock United Methodist Church where he served as a lay speaker for many years. He was a member of the Methodist Men and helped organize the Toms Brook Methodist Men.  Buddy retired as a USDA inspector with the state of Virginia. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Martha Lou Thompson and Alice Poe; a grandson, Christopher Johnson and a nephew, Quinton Thorpe.

He is survived by his wife, Claudette Coyne Ritenour; 2 daughters, Connie Hockman (Rick) and Rhonda Jones; 3 grandchildren, Brian Johnson, Justin Yonts, and Travis Yonts (Amanda); 1 step grandson, Nathan Hockman; 2 great grandchildren and a step great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Brian Johnson, Travis Yonts, Justin Yonts, Rick Hockman, William Shrum and Wilbur Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Donald Shrum, Buck Shrum, Virgil Thorpe, Douglas Thorpe, and Ronald Riffey.

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3 Condolences to Earl (Buddy) L. Ritenour, Jr.

  1. Sheryl & Eddie Adams says:

    Buddy was a man with a big heart and cared greatly for his family. He and Claudette took us into their home and gave us loving care when we were so far from our home in Oklahoma. Our prayers & love are with Claudette, Connie, Rhonda and their families. May God give you comfort.
    Love you
    Eddie & Sheryl

  2. Navarro Family says:

    Please accept our most sincerest condolences. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. There is going to be a resurrection,” the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” John 5:28, 29. Meditating on God’s promises found in the Bible, you can find real hope and the strength to keep going.—1 Thessalonians 4:13.

  3. Larry & Betsy Heimbach from Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania says:

    Sorry for your loss of Buddy’s passing. Buddy & Claudette were great friends of our grandfather Oscar ( pap ) Walter.
    Buddy shared memories and stories of days they worked in the orchard. Many Thanks for many meal’s and your friendship. We will never forget Buddy. Claudette you are a great Lady, lean on God’s care. Our prayer’s and thoughts
    are with you and the family. Remember its always darkest before dawn. God bless you.