Jason Edward Ritter, 36, died unexpectedly on November 1, 2020.
He graduated from Edward H. High School. He was a public notary. He liked to bowl and visit with friends.
He is predeceased by his m. grandparents Ralph and Rachel Etheridge Orr, Rhonda Daughtry Orr, and cousin, Ambar Lee Marroletti. Paternal grandparents Thomas and Rita Grim Ritter and his Uncle Thomas Ritter.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Rachel Ritter. His brother, Donald (DeJay) Ritter, Jr., (Shirley Simmons,) Cailey, Sophia, nieces. His sister, Virginia (Ginny) Ritter, Emmit, Emalee, nephew and niece. He has many aunts and uncles, Ralph Orr (Anona,) Ramona Dailey (Arnie,) Robin Mayes (James). Diane Tumblin, (John Lawson) Pam Ritter, and Robin Nations. He leaves behind a large family who will miss him and loved him.
Services will be held at Evergreen Funeral Home 4535 Main Street, November 6, 2020, starting at 10:00 for viewing and graveside services at 11:00. Reception will be held following the services at 46680 Middle Rd.Callahan, Florida 32011
Jason was a really good friend to me for a very long time. He came to visit me multiple times in Orlando after I moved and we always had a good time hanging out even if we were doing nothing at all. He was hilarious and he always told it exactly how it is! The man had no hairs on his tongue as they say. He was more than a friend…he was family and I will miss him and his laughter very much!
We are always saddened to hear the loss of family. I will always remember our visits when we came down as a kid with grandad. Always fun times. God has a big plan for you Jason and i know u will seeve it well. We will all miss you here on earth but know we will see each again in a much greater place. Look down and protect and watch over the family. Very sorry and love you Cuz. Rest easy big guy.
Jason in the short time we got to hangout and get to know each other you have been such a blessing. We would sit for hours and talk about any and everything and just enjoyed each other’s company. I will cherish ever memory that I have of us and cant wait for the day I see your sweet face again my friend. Till then RIP my friend!! Love you forever Jason.
I met jason when we were children. Maybe 10 or 11. He was my best friend and I was his. We became brothers over the years my family became his and his became mine. We lost contact for a few years but recently reconnected and it was like we never missed a beat. My heart is heavy knowing my friend is gone. But God had bigger plans for him. I love you and miss you so much jason. Say hello to my mom and dad for me and yall hold me a place. Until we meet again my friend I’ll keep your memory alive and carry you in my heart.
Just wanted to say im so sry for your lose ive known yall so long and i cant Believe he gone it doesn’t seem really again im so sry mr n ms ritter deejay n Virginia ……. My heart goes out to yall
I met Jason when he was working at Fanatics. I was his supervisor for a few years. He was always hard working and would not hesitate to give feedback when needed. He inspired his coworkers each day and it was a pleasure to know him as a good employee and even better person
DJ and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.
Jason and Ginny and me were the three amigos for so many years, There wasn’t really a moment where you’d see one of us not wreaking havoc without the other.. For a long time, we held each other up and I know in my heart that i would not be the person that I am today if not for this family and their support.. I miss those days and look back at them fondly, sometimes I wish I could turn back time and make so many different decisions.. im so sorry that I wasn’t there and im so very sorry that I haven’t been in a long time. Jason, the impact that you made on others is tremendous and contagious, you will continue to live on in the memories of so many as the gentle, loving giant that you are.. rest easy love.
When me and Ray first got together we hungout with Jason a lot because they spent a considerable amount of time together, especially after Ambars passing. I learned about a variety of music from Jason at that time including this song- and today it definitely hits different. I didn’t expect to be so emotional today but it feels like to me the unexpexted & untimely deaths always hurt the most. It will be a very weird thing not to see you in the background of a family party just observing everything going on. You’ll no longer be the one I can go to to find out what’s really up. We are going to miss our fellow oddball, rebel & the one with did whatever he wanted. As Shirley Simmons said during your service “I’m out.” ✌?
I lost a close friend this past weekend Jason Ritter what can I say when we first met we hit it off from cankles to the kid trying to out drink us with Coronas… you will truly be missed brother all the jokes and all the fun times I love you bro rest in heaven brother
I don’t do the whole social media thing a lot anymore I prefer the old fashioned phone calls, but, Ann notified me about Jason I am so sorry for the family I am so sorry for not really keeping in touch over the years but know your family is in our hearts, I am still trying to work out the details to get to the services, just give your mom and dad and Dejay our best from Kellie and me.
Sorry for your loss I really liked Jason what time got to know him on the cruise we were all on we kept in touch afterwards prayers for you all.
Rip Jason Ritter, I never thought I’d be saying that but here we are.. ?You were an amazing person. I know we were only friends for a short 7 months but you had such a huge impact on my life. You were always there to talk when I needed it and you always messaged me to see if I’m okay. You never failed to make me feel better about everything that was going on. You were such a genuine person. You would do anything for the people you cared about. I’m really going to miss you, I already do honestly. Your funeral service was beautiful, you would’ve been happy to see how many people showed up to celebrate your life. I’m glad I was able to go and say goodbye to you ❤ You didn’t deserve to leave this world so early in your life. ? But we will all miss you and remember how amazing of a person you were . ? You wont ever leave my thoughts . I love you Jason, forever &’ always ❤?