Herbert Julius ‘Herb’ Ritter Jr., 71, retired from Norfolk Naval Aviation Depot

Herbert Julius 'Herb' Ritter Jr.
Herbert Julius ‘Herb’ Ritter Jr.

Herbert Julius “Herb” Ritter Jr., 71, made the journey to be with the Lord Friday, March 1, 2019. He was born Sept. 11, 1947, in Portsmouth Naval Hospital.

Herb served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He retired after 31 years from Norfolk Naval Aviation Depot. Herb loved to play golf; after retirement, he worked part time at TPC of Virginia Beach and Virginia Beach National Golf Course.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert J. Ritter Sr. and Helen Andrey Ritter.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of almost 50 years, Barbara Gosney Ritter; son, Tony Ritter (Kimberly); two sisters, Sharon Smith (Terry) and Eileen Norman (Ben); and two granddaughters, Gabrielle and Alexis Ritter. He will be missed by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

Share online condolence with the family at Smith & Williams Funeral Home/Kempsville.

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