Jimmy Stenson “Jug” Ritter, 71, was born March 3, 1940, son of the late Herman and Vada Moore Ritter.
Mr. Ritter departed this life Monday, Nov. 14.
He was married to Rita Sue Lewis on Jan. 25, 1961, having one son Jerry Lynn Ritter.
He loved hunting, fishing and basketball. He worked in supervision for Brown Shoe Company for 27 years and Garen Incorporated before becoming disabled.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 50 years, 10 months and 14 days Sue Ritter of Morris Chapel and one son, Lynn Ritter and wife Darla of Morris Chapel; grandchildren, Chris and Megann Ritter of Adamsville, Nick Ritter of South Fulton, Tenn., Kela Ritter of Memphis, two great grandchildren, Blake and Brilee Ritter of Adamsville, a brother Ricky Ritter of Morris Chapel and two special friends, Chelsea Phillips and Trent Phillips. He leaves a sister in law, Kaye Ritter of Enville and a brother in law, Motor Lewis of Savannah and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kattye Gately; and two brothers, George Ritter and Bobby Ritter.
Services were held on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Justin Warren, Mike Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Morris Chapel Cemetery at Morris Chapel, Tenn.