Rev. Guy "Tex" Ritter Jr. 1919-2013

The Rev. Guy A. "Tex" Ritter Jr., a retired Roanoke College professor of religion and an alumnus of the College, died Nov. 19.

Ritter, 94, was an instructor, assistant professor and associate professor of religion at Roanoke from 1957 to 1984.

Before he graduated from Roanoke College in 1948, Ritter served in the U.S. Army for four years, including as part of the European Theatre of Operations during World War II.

He lived in Salem for many years and is survived by his wife, Doris, two sons, Ivan and Paul Ritter and other family members. Both Doris and Ivan are Roanoke alumni as well.

In lieu of flowers, his family has requested memorial contributions may be made to the Guy A. "Tex" Ritter, Jr. '48 and Doris Chambers Ritter '48 Endowed Scholarship at Roanoke College.

Released: November 21, 2013
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