Fletcher Ritter 93, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at High Point Regional Hospital, High Point, NC.  


Funeral Service will be 2 PM Friday, January 27, 2017 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, where he was a member, with the Reverend David Woodhouse officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery, with Military Honors.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1 PM and following the service in the Family Life Center.


Fletcher was a native of Moore County.  He served his country in the United States Army, during World War II, with 26 months in Italy, France and Germany. Fletcher was a farmer, caring for the land and animals.  He loved the outdoors, deer hunting and fishing with his family and friends. Fletcher was a faithful member of the Men’s Sunday School Class at Smyrna United Methodist Church.  He found a talent for slow pitch softball  in the 70’s, he along with others built a softball field near the church.  He was one of the best pitchers around and into the 80’s the church team won many games and championships with Fletcher as their pitcher.   He was a son of the late William L. and Minnie Maness Ritter and was preceded in death by brothers: Theodore, Elmer and Albert Ritter; sisters: Mattie Ritter, Rosa Maness.


Fletcher is survived by wife of 70 years Fleta; son: W C Ritter and wife Patricia; grandchildren: Amanda Flanagan, Steven Ritter, Jonathan Ritter; great grandchildren: Nathan, Sarah, Fletcher, Peyton, Maggie.   


The body will lie in state at Kennedy Funeral Home beginning at 2 PM on Thursday, January 26, 2017.


Memorials  may be made to Meals on Wheels (Home Delivered Meals) P O Box 487, Carthage, NC 28327, or  Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 203 Smyrna Church Road, Robbins, NC 27325 .


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Ritter Family.


Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com


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  1. W.C. and family, so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I won’t be able to attend the services but, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. W.C. And family…Greg and I are so very sorry for your loss. Praying that God will comfort you and that the memories will keep your Father close…You are our thoughts and prayers.

  3. We’re so sorry about the loss of your loved one. Our deepest condolences goes out to the family. May ‘the God of tender mercies’ comfort and strengthen you all at this time of sorrow. (2Cor.1:3,4)

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