Jake Ritter passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at the age of 81.
Jake was born September 13, 1939 in Whitesboro, Oklahoma. Jake was introduced to the love of his life Sandie Amerson by Sandie’s little brother Rickey Lee in 1979 and married her in 1980. Jake and Sandie were married for almost 41 years and together had 6 children that he loved with all his heart. After retiring from TID as an electrician, Jake continued to work for years restoring cars and building homes for his family. Nothing kept him down, not even his cancer treatments! Jake had his pilot license, scuba license, loved to fish, hunt, and loved his travels to Russia and Romania for missionary work. Most of all Jake was a Godly man. He loved his Lord, loved reading his Bible every morning with coffee, and had a heart for his pastors. Jake is predeceased by his parents Mabel Baughman-Ritter & Leo Ritter, his brothers James and Alan Ritter, and the beloved family dog, Max. Jake is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Sandie; his children Jerry (Tina) Ritter, Stacy Ritter, Daron Ritter, Amy Acton, Lara (Jake) White, Nina (John) Bowman, and his heart daughter Jessica (Ryan) Rice; sisters Judith Isaeff and Geri (Cline) Glenn; brother-in- law Rickey Lee (Brenda) Amerson; sister-in-laws Darlene (Rocky) Bentley and Robyn Amerson-Petty; 22 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends as well as his church families from Victory Assembly Church, Harrison Faith Church, Capps Full Gospel, and Haven of Hope.
The funeral service for Jake will be held at 10:00am Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Victory Assembly Church in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Pastor Carl Clark and Pastor Ryan Rice will officiate the service with burial following at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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