John A. Ritter Jr.

John A. Ritter Jr., 86, of Clarksville, Tenn. and formerly of Lewistown, passed away on May 23, 2018, at Tennova Healthcare.

Burial will follow with full military honors at KY Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, Ky.

He was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Lewistown, to John and Minnie Belle Ritter. He is survived by: his wife, Chong Suk Ritter, of Clarksville; sons, Edward Ritter and Steven Ritter; daughter, Sharon Ritter; sister, Elizabeth Earnest; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchil- dren; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by: a brother, William (Bill) Ritter; and three sisters, Aretta Webber, Sarah Elder and Clara Brown.

John graciously served his country in the United State Army, where he retired after 20 years service.