Briley K. Ritchason, age 77, of Columbus, passed away on Thursday January 7, 2021. He was born in Carbon Hill, Ohio and graduated from South High School. He was a loving son, brother, father and grandfather. He enjoyed watching OSU football and basketball, auto racing, and spending time with his family. Briley retired from RoadMaster Driving Schools as a driver trainer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Grace Ritchason; brothers James Ritchason and Robert Ritchason; sisters Kathy Hanson and Kelly McCoy, Survivors include sister Connie Roberts, son Briley Ritchason; daughter Dawn (Michael) Ferrell; grandchildren Gerry, Brittany, Mason, Caleb and great grandchildren Aubree and Ayden.
A memorial will be held at Creekside Church on Saturday January 16, 2021. Visitation with the family will take place from 4-5pm, and the service will begin at 5pm with Pastor Tom Walker officiating.
Creekside Church will not be able to receive flowers. In place of flowers, donations can be made to The Pelotonia Cancer Fundraiser. Please visit www.Pelotonia.org/BrileyRitchason
to make a donation. Donations will also be accepted at the service.
After not having had contact with him for a couple years, I wrote him an e-mail on December 26th just to touch base. Now I know why he didn't answer.
I've missed him in oAo. He ultimately had to quit due to physical decline -- and that hurt him deeply. For the few seasons he drove with us, he was a hell of a driver. He was also a great guy and a great team mate.
Raise a glass, guys.
Edited by MGL66, 11 January 2021 - 07:46 PM.