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J.W. Ritter, Sr., 82, of Warner Robins, formerly of Thomasville passed away Saturday January 6, 2017 at Elberta Health and Rehabilitaion. Born in Washington, Indiana to the late William Jacob Ritter and Norma Williams Ritter, J.W. graduated Thomasville High School and joined the U.S. Navy serving nine years during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Ritter married Betty Shropshire June 9, 1962 in Beeville, TX and was self employed as a truck driver. He was a Methodist, and a former member of Monticello Country Club, and golf member of Glen Arvin Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Ritter of Thomasville, sons, John William Ritter Jr. and Carla Atkinson of Thomasville, Bruce Arthur Ritter of Warner Robins, daughter, Deborah Ritter Johnson and Robert of Valdosta, grandchildren, Allyson Ritter, Matt Ritter, Brooklyn Ritter, Zack Johnson, and Jessica Johnson, sisters, Nancy Maddox of Warner Robins, Rosemary Chaney and Cleo of Perry, and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home. Guest mat sign the online register at www.whiddonshiverfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 8, 2018
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