July 25 1938 June 04 2019
Frank’s Obituary Frank Morlan Ritter, 80, passed away at his Ardmore residence, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, following an extended illness. The son of the late Robert Cleveland Ritter and Jessie Josephine (Faison) Ritter, Frank was born on July 25, 1938 in Ivor, Virginia. Frank grew up in Southern Virginia and graduated from Southampton High School in 1957. The following year he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Ardmore Air Force Base. He also served in Iceland and Florida. Frank married Josephine DuBiel in 1960 and made Ardmore his permanent home. Upon discharge from the Air Force, he worked at Torrance Monument Co. for twelve years and then began a lengthy career with Uniroyal Tire Co. until his retirement. After retiring, Frank became a fully devoted grandpa attending all school and sports events of his three grandsons. They were the pride and joy of his life. Frank was an avid fisherman. Most recently he was a proud member of the Dirty Dozen Bass Club. He also enjoyed photography, winning several awards for his pictures. Frank and Betty were married October 17, 1996 in Ardmore. They spent the last 23 years enjoying traveling and spending time with family. Frank is survived by his wife, Betty Ritter; two sons, Joe Bob Ritter & wife Ronna, Vernon Ritter & wife Hope; three grandsons, Jake Ritter & wife Beth, Clint Ritter & fiancée Ashley, Britton Ritter and one great granddaughter Addison Ritter. He is also survived by his mother, Jodie Ritter, brothers, Jack Wayne Blankenship & wife Deloris, David Ritter & wife Sandra, Kenny Ritter & wife Beth; sisters, Ellen Lassiter & husband Joe, Jean Saunders & husband Bobby and families; four step children, Mark, Michele, David, & Nathan Swanner and their families; numerous nieces, nephews and other extended family. Frank was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, R.J. Ritter. Pallbearers will be Jake Ritter, Clint Ritter, Britton Ritter, Steve Perry, Mike Horstkoetter and David Swanner. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019 in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, with Reverend Bruce Kirby officiating. Interment with U.S. Air Force honors will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. A time of visitation and support for family and friends will be Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Frank Morlan Ritter July 25 1938 June 04 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Ardmore, state: Oklahoma