Roy Burley Ritterbusch Jr., 36, brought joy to others through his laughter is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Roy Burley Ritterbusch Jr.
Roy Burley Ritterbusch Jr.

Roy Burley Ritterbusch Jr., 36, of Willard, beloved dad, son, brother and friend has left this earth too soon. Friday, March 25, 2016, Roy went home to join his beloved son, Brent; and brother, Ronnie, in heaven. He was born October 4, 1979 in Wilmington.

Roy is survived by his mother, Patricia English Pigford, and her husband, Deane; father, Roy B. Ritterbusch Sr., and his wife, Carolyn; his adored children, Lauren Ritterbusch, Christian Ritterbusch and Trey Ritterbusch; mother of their children, Jessica Wells Ritterbusch; brothers, William Carter and Johnnie Ritterbusch; sisters, Barbie R. Jackson (Allan) and Lorie Norris (Z.J.); step-siblings, Brian Willetts, Amy Blackstock (Jon) and Eddie Lanier (Michelle); a special lady in Roy’s life, Danille Shucks; and many extended family and friends.

Roy was a beautiful light who cast a beacon of love, laughter and genuine kindness to all who crossed his path. His greatest gift was the joy he brought others through his laughter with the warmth of his love and friendship that he offered freely. Roy loved his family, especially his children. He will be missed and not forgotten.

Visitation with family was held from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, March 28, at Willard Baptist Church. A funeral service began at noon with Pastor David Knowles and Pastor Timothy Cook officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please share your love to Roy’s family by giving a memorial gift to gofundme.

To share online condolences with the family, click here.

To view the full list of Port City Daily obituaries, click here.