Jeremy Ritenour

Jeremy Ritenour, 48, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away peacefully on November 30, 2023 at home.

A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, December 7 at Maddox Funeral Home 105 W. Main St., Front Royal with Sammy Campbell officiating. Family night will be held on December 6 from 6-8 P.M.

Jeremy was born on March 1, 1975 in Winchester, Virginia to Kip Ritenour and Melanie Pomeroy. He was preceded in death by many adoring grandparents.

Surviving Jeremy, along with his parents, are his loving wife, Melissa Ritenour; his son, Jalen Ritenour; his step-sons, Aaron and Tyler; his siblings, Kelcie Taylor (and her family), Tyler and Corey Ritenour; his uncle, Gary Ritenour; his aunt, Hope Smithwick (and her family); and numerous extended family members.

He was a 1993 graduate of Warren County High School and was a Senior Manager for TruGreen. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with his son, Jalen, his Dad, and many friends.

He was a huge UVA fan and had a strong love for his family and community. He was involved in baseball and softball as both a player and coach for over 40 years. He devoted his time coaching his son, Jalen. He began his coaching career in tee ball, little league, and travel ball, continuing until becoming the JV head coach for Skyline High School. He loved his baseball kids and their families, but most of all he was a proud father to Jalen.

He adored his wife and treasured his mother. His sense of humor always lit up a room. He will be forever missed by his family and many friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dallas Campbell, Dave Rankin, Jason Ruby, Jason Thorpe, Chad Barnett, Rick Walker, Jason Smedley, Jeff Lewis and Rusty Durham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Front Royal Little League, Shenandoah Shepherd Rescue, and For the Cats Sake.

  4 comments for “Jeremy Ritenour

  1. jeffrey carter
    December 5, 2023 at 3:22 am

    love you brother you were one of a kind and the best friend anyone could ask for.

  2. Hope Smithwick
    December 5, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    We love you and miss you. You were an awesome nephew and cousin. You were one of the funniest pepople I’ve ever known. We will cherish all of the memories that we have of you.
    Love,
    Aunt Hopie, Uncle Sam, Samantha and Noah Smithwick

  3. Brome
    December 6, 2023 at 3:47 pm

    Jeremy, you brought joy wherever you went. This is a loss to the world.
    Much love to Melanie and Hope.
    -Janet and Chuck Brome

    • Hope Smithwick
      December 10, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much.❤️

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