Charles Lestal Ritter, 87, died Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Cumberland Medical Center with family by his side. Chuck was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Redkey, IN, to Foster and Goldie Ritter. Chuck graduated from Redkey High School and was then inducted into the United States Army in 1952, performing as a paratrooper.
Chuck married his wife of 64 years, Bonnie Ritter, in July of 1954 in Dunkirk, IN. Chuck and Bonnie then pursued business and opened Ritter's Grocery on Plateau Road and a Five and Dime General Store on Main Street where many people of Crossville have shared fond memories. Chuck enjoyed trips to Tunica, watching Braves baseball and his family.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Bonnie Ritter; daughters Kimberly Ritter Davenport and husband Mitchell Davenport, and Patricia Branham and husband Bob Branham; grandchildren, Chascidy Davenport, Jenni (Owens) Lillie and Christy (Owens) Graham, and Angie (Branham) Meadors; and great-grandchildren, Olivia, Christopher, Anna and Justin.
Charles Lestal Ritter's services were performed at Hood's Funeral Home of Crossville on July 7 with burial after in Green Acre's Cemetery.
"Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life." -Albert Einstein
Published on July 10, 2018