The funeral for Lewis A. “Jack” Ritz, 88 will be at 10:30 AM Monday July 12, 2021 at First Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Griff Henderson. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.
Jack was born at Loyal on August 23, 1932 to Andrew Lewis and Evelyn Alyce Webster Ritz and died Saturday July 3, 2021 at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Enid.
He married Johnnie Belle Alexander in Gulfport, Mississippi on November 12, 1955. Jack served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member and past Deacon of the First Baptist Church. He also taught Sunday School.
Jack is survived by one daughter Trena Ritz of Stillwater; three sons Mike Ritz of Enid, Perry Ritz and wife Christa of Hennessey, Tim Ritz and wife Sherry of Tulsa; four brothers Willis “Bill” Ritz of Waco, Texas, Danny Ritz of Mineola, Texas, Jim Ritz of Cashion, Terry Ritz of Lake Fort, Texas; two sisters Alyce Bregenzer of Hennessey, Carolyn Winters of Enid; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in the by his wife Johnnie B. Ritz, one son Andy Ritz, and two sisters Betty Ritz and Doris Young.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Parkinson’s Foundation with the funeral home serving as custodian of the fund.