Chance Robert Bess Ritchie

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 4, 1994

Departed on October 7, 2019 and resided in Lyles, Tennessee

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Chance Robert Bess Ritchie, of Lyles, TN was born on July 4th, 1994 in Nashville, TN. Chance was tragically killed on October 7, 2019 when he was struck by a semi-truck alongside Interstate 40 at Mile Marker 156 while outside of his vehicle due to car trouble. The driver never stopped. Chance was 25 years old.

Chance is survived by his mother Norma Jean Ritchie; sister Mandy Martin Smith; grandmother Loraine Bess; nephews and niece Brennen, Richard, and Aleighia Smith; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his father Clarence Robert Bess, Jr. of Nashville; grandfather Clarence Robert Bess, Sr.; grandparents William and Janell Ritchie of Kingston Springs, TN.

Chance was an outgoing and free-spirited young man who wasn’t afraid to try new experiences and live life to its fullest. He enjoyed learning different jobs including carpentry and other construction work. Chance loved his family and his friends and he will be missed dearly by all those that were in his life.

A visitation for Chance will be held at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home on Friday, October 11, 2019 starting at 2:30pm with a graveside service beginning at 3:30pm in the Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

9 Comments to Chance Robert Bess Ritchie

  1. Sheila Tidwell
    October 8, 2019 3:42 pm

    Wow,
    I at loss for words; my prayers are with you in a most devastating time of loss. Norma stay strong put your hands in God’s hands. I love you and know you are in the deepest darkest place of your life. I don’t know how you are feeling due to not having a loss as deep as a losing a child. You and the family are in my prayers.

  2. Dana Woods Hutchison
    October 8, 2019 5:27 pm

    You were definitely one of a kind Chance! Thanks for always being a good big cousin to my kids, and always checking up on us to make sure we were good. You were 5 years old the first time I met you and from day one you were the coolest little guy ever! Fearless, loyal and the most caring guy in the world. You will definitely be missed baby boy. Sending lots of love for your family during this time. Much love Chance. 🙏🏼🖤😢

  3. William r plank
    October 9, 2019 5:39 am

    I will always love you you cuz rip

  4. Rebs peters
    October 9, 2019 9:57 pm

    Norma, you might not remember me, we went to school together, many years ago! I’m so sorry for your loss, my husband & I lost our son last year, so I know how hard this is! Prayers for you & your family
    Reba (Tidwell) Peters

  5. Amanda reed
    October 10, 2019 9:19 pm

    Losted for words.. fly high little cuz… only the good died young…love you

  6. Sydney Cook
    October 11, 2019 1:25 pm

    Today’s going to be a hard day and I’m sending lots of love and prayers the families way as we lay to rest one of the best people I ever got to grow up with you’ll truly be missed

  7. Rhonda Townsend
    October 11, 2019 4:46 pm

    Norma I am so sorry to hear about Chance. I know he was your Pride and Joy!
    Thoughts and Prayers and Comfort Hugs be with you in this time of need.
    You and your family is in our Prayers!
    Stay strong Norma…. God Bless
    RIP. Chance

  8. VIRGINIA (GINGER) LEIGH APPLEBY
    October 12, 2019 7:39 pm

    I AM LOST FOR WORDS NORMA JEAN, AND BO, MANDY, AND THE WHOLE FAMILY. I JUST SEEN THIS AND I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. I DO KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO LOOSE A SON. MY PRAYERS FOR YOU AND THE WHOLE FAMILY GO OUT TO Y’ALL. OUR
    SONS ARE ALSO, OUR PROTECTERS. WE BOTH
    HAD GREAT SONS IN MY BRIAN AND YOU IN
    CHANCE. PLEASE BE STRONG AND GIVE ME A CALL@615-308-5698. WE DO KNOW AND HAVE ANGELS IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER US!!!
    I LOVE ALL OF YA,
    GINGER APPLEBY

  9. Courtney
    December 14, 2019 12:54 am

    You are my soul mate! I ain’t the same and never will be. I lost my other half Baby Boy please kiss Hen for me and tell her she was right just a small difference that you are my better half. Youve changed my life tremendously. you may be gone but will never be forgotten. Your spirit is alive. Losing you is the hardest thing I will ever have to face in my lifetime. And baby boy when its my time to get up there I hope your ready to catch me because ima be running full force into your embrace and to kiss your handsome face. I LOVE You more than this Fat kid loves cake. “Yes that’s a whole bunch” We miss you down here. Rest Easy My King!

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