• January 7, 1952 - September 9, 2017
  • Amarillo, Texas

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Ira was born January 7, 1952 in Valliant, Oklahoma to James and Vera Mae Ritchie. He met and married the love of his life Janice Zuber in 1975. Ira enjoyed fishing, singing and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren the were the twinkle in his eye. His church family was also very important to him, he was a member of the Pavillard Baptist Church. He worked for the city of Amarillo for many years as a bus driver. Ira will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

He is survived by his wife Janice and his children Jason Ritchie and wife Amanda and Melissa Conner and husband Glen. Grandchildren Damien Lowery, Makenzee Lowery, Bradly Sheffield, Wayland Larkan, Alexis Marple, Tristan Ritchie, Braydon Ritchie and Truitt Conner. Six sisters and two brothers, along with many other family members.

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery, Amarillo, TX.