Robert Eldon Ritter, age 77, died suddenly on March 11, 2020 at his home in Chandler, Arizona.
Eldon, as he was known to his family, was born June 25, 1942 to Chauncey Clay Ritter and Augusta Frances (Redmon) Ritter of Ritchey, Missouri. He spent much of his youth exploring those Missouri hills, but lived in and called Arizona home for more than 50 years.
He enjoyed working in the yard, browsing antique stores, and spending time with family. He was mischievous in nature and loved to “stir the pot” to see whom he could rile up, but it was always done with love and laughter. His twinkling eyes and special laugh will be deeply missed by those who loved him so very much.
He was a devoted and loving husband for more than 29 years to wife, Debbie. During their years of marriage, he selflessly and generously dedicated himself as father and “Papa” to his stepchildren and grandchildren, all of whom adored him.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Ritter; stepdaughter, Stacey Peace, her husband, Rich and their two daughters, Alexa and Jessica Peace; stepson, Aaron Asbury, his wife, Katie and their two children, Ava and Weston Asbury; extended family, brother-in-law, Mike Atterberry; sister-in-law, Tonya Curtis and husband, Shawn; son, Jerry Ritter; daughters, Dee Ann Ritter, Brenda Allen, and Melisa Ritter; granddaughter, Amber Ritter and grandson, Chris Bredahl; brother, Harold Ritter; sisters, Pauline Austin and Joan Williams.
His parents, three brothers, and one grandson precede him in death.
His memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Phil Adams at the Legacy Funeral Home in Chandler, Arizona on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 2pm – 3:30pm.