Visitation will be Saturday from 11-1 at Rogersville Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow immediately in the chapel with Gary and Tim Williams officiating. Burial will be in Corum Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Ritter, Justin Ritter, John Ritter, Corey Lawson, Todd Lawson and Bailey Thomas; honorary pallbearers will be Dylan Cosby and Curtis Ritter.
Mr. Ritter was preceded in death by his parents, John Floyd and Bonnie Corum Ritter; brother, Hubert Ritter; and grandson, Andrew Ryan Ritter. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Agnes Favors Ritter; children, Jimmy (Beth) Ritter, Ronnie (Terri) Ritter, Marsha (Randy) Lawson and Lisa (Joey) Thomas; grandchildren, Chastity Cosby, Jeremy (Jessica) Ritter, Justin (Charis) Ritter, John and Katherine Ritter, Corey and Todd Lawson and Bailey Thomas; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Sydney Cosby, Alexandria, Curtis, Carly, Brooklyn and Lauren Ritter; brothers, Chick (Oreine) Ritter and Melbert (Janice) Ritter; mother-in-law, Mary Favors; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Junior has always been called Gramps by his grandkids and great-grandkids. There was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his kids and grandkids. One of his favorite things to do with them was to let them learn to drive sitting in his lap.
He enjoyed listening to bluegrass music and camping in his Airstream camper. Nanny and Gramps often went to bluegrass festivals and set up their camper. He enjoyed planting a garden and watching it grow. His favorite pastime was “piddling” in the shop with his many, many tools.
Gramps was loved by all of his family.
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