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David Roger Rittenhouse

Born: Sat., Apr. 14, 1928
Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017


7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sun., Feb. 12, 2017
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

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David R. Rittenhouse

     David Roger Rittenhouse, 88, of Scottsville, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his residence.    

     He was born on Saturday, April 14, 1928 in Nelson County, a son of the late Henry Madison Rittenhouse and Willie (Woodson) Rittenhouse.     

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Henry, Sidney, Bill, Phil, John, and James; and five sisters, Dorys, Charlotte, Patty, and Hope and Faith.

     David served his country in the U.S. Army.  After working in Norfolk for several years, he then went on to work at the power plant at the Navy Base in Kodiak, Alaska for 19 years. He later returned to Scottsville where he enjoyed retirement. He was a member of The Berean Baptist Church in Kodiak, Alaska for many years and attended several churches around Scottsville. He enjoyed spending time with his family, reading his Bible, playing golf, and watching sports on TV.   

     Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Doris L. (Bryant) Rittenhouse of Scottsville; two sons, David Rittenhouse, Jr. and wife, Kathleen and Stephen Rittenhouse and wife, Shawna, all of Kodiak, Alaska; a daughter, Sharon C. Hulley and husband, Stevan of Kotzebue, Alaska; eight grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends.    

      A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by Pastor David Vogt.  Interment will follow in the Scottsville Cemetery. 

    The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 550, Scottsville, Virginia 24590.       

     Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.


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   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
I grew to know and care so much for Mr. Rittenhouse. He told me to call him "Dave" but I am happy to say I called him a friend. Love, and prayers to his whole family that I know he loved.

Rebecca Jetton Robertson
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Glen and Becky Morris
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to your family. May he rest in peace.

Glen and Becky (Schooley) Morris

Diane Rittenhouse Hartling
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Doris and family, I am so sorry for your loss of David. I enjoyed knowing him when I was married to Phil.

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