James Edward Ritchson
November 23, 1972  -  December 26, 2017

James Edward Ritchson

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Minton Memorial Chapel
314 S. Hedgecoke
Borger, TX  79007
Saturday, December 30, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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James Edward “Bear” Ritchson, 45 of Borger passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in Amarillo. Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 30 at Minton Memorial Chapel.
Bear was born in Borger Texas to James David and Cynthia Louise (Fagan) Ritchson on November 23, 1972. He was a lifetime resident of Borger. He loved the oilfield and being outdoors. He attended Bible Baptist Church.
Bear was preceded in death by his parents, brother David “Tiger” Ritchson, and his grandmother Odessa Matthews.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Phillips; sons, Justin Phillips and Kenny Phillips of Borger; sister, April Ritchson of Pueblo, CO; five grandchildren and numerous cousins.


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  1. Robert HerinBear
    Borger, TX

    Bear my friend a true freind you always was doing what we loved best mixing mud and tripping pipe . I will never forget you brother R I P .....

  2. Alexis Duby
    Willis, TX

    I'm going to miss you bear. We had a bond like father and daughter when I lived back in Borger. You always found a way to make my day better when it was bad. Rest in peace bear. Love you bunches.💖

  3. Haskell and Vickie Matthews
    borger, TX

    We love u rip

  4. Deanna mcclarnen
    borger, TX

    I love u bear and miss u

  5. Danny & Shilo Phillips
    Borger, TX

    Rest In Peace Bear, and may the Lord welcome you with open arms.

  6. Fredrick Paschall
    Borger, TX

    Enjoyed knowing you and crackin jokes on random things or people when we hung out, but we al have our time and enjoyed your friendship. Much respects!

  7. Roy Rangel
    Borger, TX

    Rest in peace. BEAR . GOING TO MISS YOU

  8. Richard Wilson
    Amarillo, TX

    I’m certain it was a wonderful reunion. Tell Tiger howdy for us stragglers left behind. See y’all soon enough brother

  9. Heidi Pumphrey
    Borger, TX

    Bear you always put a smile on my face! Rest easy and fly high!

  10. Jeanne ellis
    Birger, TX

    Bear, you always made me smile, u always said the right thing, I will miss that shit eat'n grin on your face and I will miss our times together. Love you

  11. Mary Lou Lozier
    Fritch, TX

    Truly enjoyed having Tiger and Bear in class at Borger High, they could always make me laugh and smile. Reunions are wonderful and I hope and pray yours is equally as good
    Mary Lou Lozier

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  13. Thomas Andets

  14. Dee Anna Sanders
    Belton, TX

    Fly with the Angels.

  15. Aaron Johnston
    Amarillo, TX

    I will always remember you bear and love you big a

  16. Crystal Jones
    Amarillo tx,

    I love you cuz never forgot

  17. Pat Ferguson
    McEwen, TN

    Bear was a great guy and friend. Praying for all of you. God bless.

  18. Kimberly
    Amarillo, TX

    Very sorry for y'all's list. You are in my prayers

  19. Rachel Dawn Romero McHenry
    Borger, TX

    I loved Bear!! He was a joy to be around! He helped me anytime I needed him! Heart of the purest gold! 💖You

  20. Tina moose
    borger, TX

    Bear I will miss you got some good memories love you always

  21. Ray Matthews cousin
    Fritch, TX

    Till we meet again to get another turtle my brother/ cousin

  22. Angela Garcia
    Amarillo, TX

  23. Manuel rios
    Crowley, TX

    Rest In Peace my friend you were always a good friend to me and you will be missed.

  24. Steven and Tammy Sewell
    Borger, TX

    You will never be forgotten! We love you Bear!

  25. Misty young
    Borger, TX

  26. Patti Thomas
    Borger, TX

    Bear, you were a great man and a great friend. You are loved and will be missed.

  27. sharon stroud
    borger texas, TX

    Love you my friend rest in peace

  28. Mary Phillips
    Borger, TX

    Bear, you were an amazing friend. You will be missed by so many. Rest easy my friend.

  29. Noemi Rodriguez
    Albuquerque, NM

    I will miss yoy bear

  30. Chelsa Cruse
    Borger, TX

    All my love and prayers for Cindy and the family.

  31. Cassie morton
    Seminole, OK

    Bear u will be very miss around here. Love ya bro.

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