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.