James Rittenberry

James Franklin Rittenberry

Wednesday, September 20th, 1944 - Thursday, February 4th, 2021
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James Franklin Rittenberry, age 76, of Sparta, TN passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at St. Thomas Midtown in Nashville, TN.

Mr. Rittenberry was born September 20, 1944 in Sparta, TN to the late Vester and Gladys Rittenberry.

He was presently a minister at Corinth Church of Christ, where he has been preaching for many years. He worked at Thomas Industry for 38 years. He loved his family, especially his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Gladys Rittenberry, brothers, Lester Rittenberry, Henry Rittenberry, and Paul Rittenberry, and sister, Linda Coffman.

Survivors include:

Wife of 54 years- Jackie Jenkins Rittenberry

Daughter- Renae Stockton (Teddy)

Son- Shane Rittenberry (Sarah)

Grandchildren- Jonathan Michael Stockton, Jessica Lashey Stockton, Justin Clark Rittenberry, and Jacob Tyler Rittenberry

Sister- Colby Griffin

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Corinth Church of Christ with John Pippin officiating. Burial with full military honors by the Veterans’ Honor Guard will follow in Corinth Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Monday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the service at the church,

Pallbearers to serve are Jonathan Stockton, Justin Rittenberry, Jacob Rittenberry, Chad Jenkins, Kenneth Whitaker, and Oliver Jenkins


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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 8th, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Monday, February 8th, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Corinth Church of Christ
    180 Corinth Road
    SPARTA, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 8th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Monday, February 8th, 2021 2:00pm
    Corinth Church of Christ
    180 Corinth Road
    SPARTA, TN 38583
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Corinth Cemetery
    Sparta, TN 38583


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Margaret Eller

Posted at 10:51am
Jackie, Shane, and Renea and grandchildren, we are so sorry for your loss. We have known James for many a years and thought a lot of him, he was always the same happy man with a smile on his face, and enjoyed his preaching. We know you will greatly miss him along with his church family and countless friends. You are in our thoughts and prayer.

Christian love, James and Margaret Eller and family

Henrietta Goodwin

Posted at 09:39am
We are so sorry. We are sending our deepest sympathy, prayers, love and hugs to each of you. David and Henrietta Goodwin

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Posted at 12:36pm
Thinking of you Johnathon and sending love and prayers from Alabama. Love from Todd and Marti
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