Matthew (Scott) Ritchey, age 35 of Longview, passed away on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 in Longview. He was born on April 15th, 1982 in Dallas to George Ritchey and Brenda Ritchey. At the age of 14, Scott started working in a local restaurant, a cherished memory of his mother was watching him climb on his bike as he left for his “Job”. He continued this life of service he chose at an early age until his death. Maybe he did not realize it himself, but he had the need to serve others. Scotts life was cut short due to health issues relating to his struggles with alcohol, while able to help others, he just could not find a way to help himself.
He was preceded in death by his Father, George Ritchey. He is survived by his Mother, Brenda Patterson Ritchey of Winnsboro; Fiancé, Lori McDowell of Longview; Sister, Sara Ritchey; Niece and Nephew, Shelly and Matthew Zungia all of Georgia; his Grandmother, Annie Louise Clark of Winnsboro, as well as his many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm followed by a Funeral Service at 3:00 PM all at Beaty Funeral Home,- Winnsboro 816 W. Broadway Winnsboro, TX, Dr. David Rose will officiate.