Epperly, Ritchie Wayne

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Ritchie Wayne Epperly, 63, of Christiansburg, Va. was a man of many trades. Throughout his life, he constructed things as big as homes to pieces as small as a peach seed whittled into a basket. Later in life, you would have most likely found him and Oreo out on his carport with a piece of wood in hand constructing hope chests, Johnny outhouses, tables, wardrobes, china cabinets, potato bins and many others. Once he started on any project, it usually developed into a production where one piece became ten and was then gifted to family and friends.

Ritchie is preceded in death by his father, Luther Willard Epperly, mother, Helen Furrow Epperly and his best bud of 18 years, Oreo. Left to cherish his memory is his son, Phillip Epperly and wife, Ashley, his daughter, Brooke Epperly and fiance` Seth Van Hoy, his one and only granddaughter, Vivienne Epperly, his brother, Barry Epperly and wife Diane, his niece and nephew, Corissa and Caleb Epperly, his uncle and puzzle buddy Ray Epperly and wife Edith. Last, but certainly not least, we have to mention all of his friends. Friends meant the world to him, and he was always grateful for the time he got to spend with each off them. He was always ready for an adventure.

The family will receive friends from 4-6pm on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at North Fork Baptist Church, 905 Lusters Gate Rd. Blacksburg, Va. 24060.