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Howard Ritter 85, passed away Friday, May 19, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC, surrounded by his family.  

Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Smyrna United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Jerry Garner, Timothy Garner and Bradley Ritter officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the Family Life Center.

Howard was a native of Moore County.  He served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean War. Howard worked in the textile industry at Milliken Mills until it closed.  He enjoyed farming and keeping a garden.  His love was riding motorcycles, especially a Harley Davidson.  He was a son of the late Elmer and Ethel Hussey Ritter and was preceded in death by brothers: Earl Ritter, Lacy Ritter; sister:  Bonnie Lewallen.

Howard is survived by sisters: Doris Garner and husband Jerry, Sue Clark and husband James; brothers: Vernie Ritter and wife Lois, June Ritter and wife Donna, Tracy Ritter and wife Mabel; many nieces, nephews and friends.   

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ritter Family.

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