John Robert (Bob) Ritter was born on November 19, 1938 in Washington, DC. to John A. & Catherine S. Sutton. He married Sarah Orr on March 19, 1960. He was the last member of his family. Bob is preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 64 years. He died on January 15, 2024 peacefully in his sleep at his home in Clinton, SC.
Bob graduated from Marist College High School in Atlanta, GA and from Georgia Institute of Technology. After working in the textile industry for a few years, he obtained a degree in accounting from Georgia State University and became a certified public accountant opening his own practice in 1973. His wife joined the practice in 1980 and they practiced in Greenville, SC for 25+ years.
He was an active member of the Jaycees, Kiwanis & Sertoma clubs serving in several positions as well as the Georgia Tech Alumni Club where he served as President and then Treasurer for more years than can be remembered. He served 7 years in the Army reserves and was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Greenville.
He was an avid reader, sports fan, especially of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, loved the beach and his pets.
There will be memorial service in the Chapel of Clinton Presbyterian Homes later. If you would like to make a contribution in Bob’s memory do so with your local Humane Society or to a charity of your choice.