Hawthorn Funeral Home announces the passing of Mr. William G. Ritter, 66, of DeBerry, Texas. Mr. William Gene Ritter was born September 3, 1953 in Rockford, Illinois and passed this life October 14, 2019 at his DeBerry home. William was one of four children born to the marriage of Hugh Lee and Velma Waulene Dickson Ritter. He was raised and completed schools in Rockford, Illinois.
Mr. Ritter worked in construction on the railroad bridge crew of BNSF. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing, and collecting guns and knives. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, John Ritter.
Mr. Ritter is survived by his wife, Karen Ritter of DeBerry; son, William Ritter of Lewisville, IL; daughter, Laura King of Lewisville, IL; step sons, Danny White of Bradenton, FL, Rueben McClanahan and husband Elvis Stelly McClanahan of W. Monroe, LA, Derek McClanahan and wife Brittany of Mt. Dora, FL; brother, Harvey Ritter of DeBerry; sister, Vadie Wilson and husband Stephen of Shreveport, LA; granddaughter, Katelyn King and one great granddaughter, Emma King; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.
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