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Timothy Lynn Ritchie, age 63

Timothy Lynn Ritchie, age 63, of Searcy, Arkansas passed away on February 10, 2024. He was born in Niles, Michigan on March 30, 1960 to Eldon Ritchie and Irene (Allen) Ritchie.

Timothy is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings Clement (Sonny) Holtz, Eldone (Bozie) Ritchie Jr, Danial (Danny) Ritchie, Luedean Crespo, and Shirley Ritchie.

He is survived by his wife Linda Ritchie; children Cody Ritchie and girlfriend Myia Jones of Searcy, AR, Megan Shepherd and husband Dalton Shepherd of Beebe, AR, Diane Miller and husband Grant Miller of Searcy, AR, Kristy Lefford and boyfriend Marcus Johnston of Searcy, AR, Timmy Lefford and wife Leah Lefford of Beebe, AR; grandchildren Skyler Devoto, Trent Johnson, Stoney Johnson, Raven Johnson, Ryanne Lefford, Jordyn Lefford, Taytum Lefford, Daton Shepherd, Parker Shepherd, Kamdyn Shepherd, Isaiah Ritchie, and 10 great-grandchildren; siblings Bruce Ritchie of Niles, MI and Emerson Ritchie of Niles, MI; along with many more friends and extended family.

Timothy volunteered in many community events such as Camp Quality, Christmas for Kids, and foster families. He held several events to raise funds for St. Jude’s and food drives for families in need. Timothy married the love of his life, Linda, on August 2, 1986. He enjoyed fishing and gardening, but most of all, he enjoyed having his hair blown in the wind on his motorcycle.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12:00pm with a funeral service starting at 1:00pm at Crosspoint Ministries; 805 US-64, Beebe, AR 72012. Burial to follow at White County Memorial Gardens.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Rhonda Maynard Posted February 13, 2024 4:17 PM

    My love for Tim was so deep like my Brother. Tim I will miss Till we meet again. Love your niece.Rhonda

  • Toby Wills Posted February 13, 2024 7:56 PM

    Tim cared about others, and gave of himself for fundraising causes many times. Blessed to be a friend!

  • Steve Miller Posted February 13, 2024 10:05 PM

    RIP Tim.
    My condolences to the family

  • Steve D Miller Posted February 13, 2024 10:06 PM

    RIP Tim
    My condolences to the family

  • Sherry Hendrix Posted February 13, 2024 11:30 PM

    He was an amazing man. He always helped the kids at church. He was always there for you. If you needed them he had a wonderful wife. His daughter has his spirit, loving, caring a nursery.

  • Phillip and Linda Mealler Posted February 14, 2024 5:58 AM

    Tim “Lefty” as we knew him was a very compassionate man. We enjoyed hearing him sing when he’d visit our church and at different events. Linda, Phillip and I are mourning with you and rejoicing with our brother and we pray God would wrap His comforting arms around you and the family. He fought a good fight and kept the faith.

  • Sandra Timm Posted February 14, 2024 3:11 PM

    My prayers are with you and your family, Linda.
    So sorry for your loss!

  • Dar Stow Posted February 15, 2024 1:28 PM

    We never met, but knowing all you did for others I know you are at piece and with our Lord.

  • Mickey Ollhoff Posted February 17, 2024 6:09 AM

    Tim had a generous heart and gave encouragement and love and support to many. Many were blessed by his “Prayer Bears”.

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