Richard “Ritchie” E. Slagle
May 27, 1963 ‒ May 23, 2020
Richard “Ritchie” E. Slagle, 56, of Jackson, passed away surrounded by family and friends on May 23.
He is survived by his parents Jack and Georgia Maitland, father Richard “Butch” Slagle, sister Lori Ballitch, brother Clifford Slagle, sister Bonnie Withrow, and many loving nieces and nephews.
Everyone loved Ritchie. He was hardworking, generous, and fun. He worked in construction, including a 17 year career in maintenance at Michigan Corrections. He could fix and build anything, and he used his gifts often to help others.
Ritchie lived in the moment. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and Euchre. Those who joined him in such activities know he liked to be the life of the party, with his playful personality and roaring laugh. He had stories for everything, which he seldom refrained from loudly reenacting, including his softball glory days and many practical jokes.
Ritchie professed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord on May 7, 2020, claiming the promise of eternal life by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8–9).
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at “Heavenly Hills,” 9364 Rountree Rd., Hanover, MI 49241, on Saturday, June 6, at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Andrew Ballitch officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the “State of Michigan – Game & Fish Protection Fund”, Wildlife Division, Michigan DNR, PO Box 30451, Lansing, MI 48909.
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