James Marion Rittenour, Sr., 89, a life-long resident of Montgomery, died peacefully at his home November 12, 2015 surrounded by family. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Warren Rittenour, Sr., and two brothers: Charles W. Rittenour, Jr. and William B. Rittenour. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Rapp Rittenour; three children: Marilyn R. Dozier (Larry) of Wetumpka; Jim Rittenour, Jr. (Ann) of Montgomery; and Ruthie R. Nesbitt (Steve) of Birmingham; grandchildren: Christopher Dozier (Tara), Michael Dozier (Anna), Rebecca Rittenour, Scott Nesbitt (Sarah Catherine), James Rittenour, III, Elizabeth Nesbitt, Allison Rittenour, Katherine Nesbitt, and Shannon Dozier Donaldson (Glenn); great grandson, James Carter Dozier; and sister, Helen R. Geesey.
Upon graduating Sidney Lanier High School, Jim served in the US Army in the European Theatre. After his service in World War II, he graduated from Auburn University where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery and participated in the Alabama Cattlemen's Association, ALFA, and was a past president of Montgomery County Farmers Federation.
The service will be conducted at First United Methodist Church of Montgomery on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. by Dr. Lawson Bryan and Rev. Ben McDavid.
Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the Fellowship Hall. Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Joseph Ministry at 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery, AL 36106.
Wetumpka Memorial Funeral Home Directing.
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on Nov. 15, 2015.