Brandon Russell Conn Ritchie, age 36, born May 14, 1985, passed away unexpectedly Monday, November 1, 2021.
Brandon loved playing the bass guitar on stage in front of crowds. Years ago, he was the bass guitar player for the band “Drop Kick Billy.” When he wasn’t playing the guitar, he loved spending time with his three children and his fur babies, Mister and Artimus. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He was a kind heart and was willing to lend a helping hand who was known as a jack of all trades, but perfect at none.
Brandon leaves behind his three daughters, Kira Ritchie, age 16, Toni Ritchie, age 13, and Harmony Ritchie, age 12; and a special person in his life, Hannah Colclazier. He is also survived by his biological father, Larry Conn; a father figure, Ronnie Tweedy; his adoptive dad, Tony Ritchie; his mother figure, Tracie Tweedy Helton; brothers, Michael Ritchie, Esteban (Kendra) King, Ronnie (Jenny) Tweedy, II., Eli (Melinda) Kissick, A.J. Swift and Rodger Swift; sisters include, Tabitha Ritchie, Amy Tweedy, Misty (Scott) Lawson, Amber and Ashley Whittenburg; nephews, Kaulin (Lauren) Kern, Kyle (Aly) Bever, Connor Brockman, and Raiden Kissick; nieces, Madison Brockman and Sierra Kissick. Several other nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles also survive.
He was preceded in death by his biological mother, Tammy Whittenburg and adoptive mother, Vickey Ritchie; grandmothers, Linda Lee “Squirrel” Conn, and Janice Mae Ritchie; grandfathers, Carole Russell Conn and Clessie Ritchie; uncles, Todd and Tim Ritchie.
Brandon will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Macer-Hall-Marcum Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad St., New Castle with Pastor Bill Palmer officiating. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m., until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Ritchie family. Online condolences may be made at