Mr. Garry Stanford Ritch, age 63, of Monroe, NC, passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 at Atrium Health Union.
Services to honor Garry's life will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, July 22, 2021 in the H. Vann Davis III Memorial Chapel at Davis Funeral Service, 1003 E. Franklin St. Monroe, NC, 28112, officiated by Rev. Frank Crump. Interment will immediately follow at Lakeland Memorial Park. The family will receive friends between 6-8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in the Dogwood Room of Davis Funeral Service.
Garry was born on September 1, 1957 in Mecklenburg County, NC, a son of the late Grady Stanford Ritch and Bryte Era Griffin Ritch. One of four children, Garry appreciated the bond of family and devoted himself to a career in painting after his father. After meeting the love of his life in November and marrying the following March, Garry and Marie were inseparable. They became not only husband and wife, but business partners to Picture Perfect Painting for the next 42 years. Garry left his mark throughout Union County, NC by painting Davis Funeral Service, the Belk Building in downtown Monroe, and Grayson’s Bar, just to name a few. Remembered as a frugal man, Garry appreciated a hard day’s work and the small things in life. He loved all types of music and was talented in playing the guitar, drums and harmonica. Garry brought color not only to the canvases he painted, but to all the lives he encountered on this side of eternity.
Those left to carry on Garry’s memory include his wife and business partner of 42 years, June Marie Ritch and a small family of nieces, nephews, cousins and his dearly loved dogs.
In addition to his parents, Garry was preceded in death by sister, Yvonne Ritch Pierce; his brother, Terry Ritch; and his sister, Joyce Ritch Krauss.
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