Wendell Heath “Red” Ritter Jr., 75, of Belspring, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012.
He was a U. S. Army veteran and retired from RAAP with 31 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Mary Nester Ritter; an infant son, Richard Alvin Ritter, and siblings, Robert, Arvil, John, Wallace, Oscar, Tammy and Betty.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Daisy Whitlock Ritter; three daughters and son-in-law, Veronica and Jeff Parsell, Charlotte Rene Huff and Regina Ritter Hicks, all of Belspring; grandchildren, Ambria Nicole and Brandon Kirk Huff; sister, Margaret Hancock of Fairlawn; sisters-in-law, Nancy Ritter of Parrott and Judy Ritter of Radford; brother-in-law, Morris Perfater of Blacksburg, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held today, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m., at Christian Fellowship Tabernacle, with the Rev. Earnest Fulcher officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Burial Park in Radford where members of VFW Post 776 conducted military graveside rites.
The family received friends Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be appreciated or donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.
The Ritter family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.