Dale Ritter, 81, of Poteau, OK passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 in Ft. Smith, AR. Dale was born October 6, 1935 in Muse, OK to Cleo & Marie (Beaver) Ritter. Dale played in softball league into his 60's. He was talented in everything he did including music & art; Dale could fix anything. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Matt Dobbins; and brothers, Billy & Lonnie Ritter.
Survivors include his wife, Marsha of the home; children, Lynne & Chris Huffman of Ft. Smith, AR, Patricia & David Davis of Poteau, OK, Kevin & Shelly Ritter of Shady Point, OK; grandchildren, Crystal & Bryan Ollie of Heavener, Typhanie Dobbins of Yukon, Jacob & Kelly Davis of Howe, Brittany & Michael Dean of Howe, Shannon Huffman of Ft. Smith, AR; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Ozell Ritter of Irving, TX; sisters, Mary Gayle Flanary of Grand Prairie, TX, Loretta Morris of Whiteboro, OK; other relatives, loved ones and friends.
Services will be 2 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau with Rev. Jim Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Whitesboro Cemetery, Whitesboro, OK. Pallbearers will be Kevin Ritter, David Davis, Jacob Davis, Chris Huffman, Bryan Ollie and Carl Grayson. Honorary pallbearers will be Dillion May, Jeremy Clayton and Clayton Cooper.
The family will be at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6-8 to visit with relatives & friends.