James "Jimmy" Arthur Ritz, 64, of Apopka, Florida passed away on July 31, 2013. He was born on May 17, 1949 in Charleston, West Virginia to Eugene and Gladys (Williams) Ritz. Jimmy or also affectionately known as Rooster, served in the United States Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Ritz was a construction superintendent. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was known for his sense of humor. Survivors include his wife, Mary Swabb; son, Jamie (Lisa) Ritz; daughter, April (Brad) Knight; step sons, Heath and Mace Marton; step daughter, Brooke Marton; mother, Gladys Ritz; brothers, Leon, Donald and Carl Ritz; sisters, Linda Witte, Loretta Cobb and Debbie Stricker; six grandchildren, six step grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Arrangements entrusted to Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. 407-877-6700.