Troy Neal Ritter

September 10, 1951 ~ September 8, 2013

Troy Neal Ritter, 61, was born on September 10, 1951, in Sulphur, LA. Troy passed away in a local hospital on September 8, 2013 after a brief illness surrounded by his family and friends. He attended Sulphur High School and graduated from LSU with a degree in secondary education. Troy had a passion for teaching students and loved the years he spent in his classroom. He was an avid gardener, love to cook and loved the Christmas season. Spending time with family and friends brought him joy. Troy retired from the Lafayette Parish School System and returned home to Carlyss. LA. He spent hours with friends and family in his flower garden and kept company with his parrot, Murphy, and his dog, Neubis. Troy was raised by his sister, Betty Jo Yellott and husband, Junior Junebug Yellott with siblings, Glenn, Dorothy, Cathy, Melinda, Royce, Dewain and Karla Yellott. He is survived by his sister, Sharon Guidry and husband, Don of Sulphur, LA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Josephine Vincent Ritter; brothers, Kinsey, Shelby, Kirby and Floyd Ritter; sisters, Melba Leger, Frankie Dubois and Betty Jo Yellott. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at10 Johnson and Robison Funeral Home with Rev. Harlan Morgan officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September10, 2013 from4-9 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday at 8a.m.until time of the service. The family would like to thank the staff at Cal-Cam Hospital and the nursing staff of the ICU Unit.

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  1. Uncle Grouch. Going to miss you so much. The Christmas box, the tortilla wraps, weiner roast, fireworks. Could go on and on. Nobody will ever take your place in our hearts. You taught us all in the chicken coop..then went to a real classroom. Thanx for the memories…we love you so much and our hearts are sad.RIP

  2. Uncle "grouch" Troy will always be remembered! Love and prayers for all of our family at this time of loss! Wish I could have made the trip down!

  3. I am sorry to hear of Mr. Ritter's passing. It was a pleasure working with him, and my daughter loved having him as a teacher. My condolences to the family. God bless.

  4. Dearest Sharon, so sorry about Troy. We were so close to your family. Loved you everyone. I remember You and Troy as two blond headed Precious little ones. so cute. Our thougts are with you in your loss, Love ya!Lois

  5. I taught with Troy at Lafayette Middle and always thought he was a genuinely good, caring person. He did his best for the kids in a challenging environment. The world has lost a good guy.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Troy's passing. He and I attended and graduated from SHS CLass of 1969 together. He was such a sweet person and such a pleasure to be with and talk with. Prayers and condolences for his family…

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