Joe Ray Ramsey

Sep 7 2012

75 year old Joe Ray Ramsey of Evansville, Tennessee died Friday at Rhea County Medical Center. He was a member of the Church of God and a minister. A graveside service will be Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the family farm cemetery in Cannon County. Otis Ball and Graden Kirksey will officiate. Visitation will be Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel and then the family will go to the cemetery for the graveside service. Ramsey was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Viola Jones Ramsey; a sister, Hazel Alexander; and brothers, Fowler and Willie Ramsey. Survivors include children, Rhonda Ramsey of Smithville, Kimberly Dishman and companion Chuck Cannon of Evansville, and Darrell Ramsey of Smithville. Grandchildren, James Ramsey and Tiffany Gora. Great grandchildren, Jacob and Malcolm Gora. Brothers and sisters, Jean and husband Curtis George of Woodbury, Jessie and husband Doyle Christian of Woodbury, Jimmy and wife Judy Ramsey of Sycamore, Charlie Ramsey of Nashville. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Long time friend and adopted son, William Elrod. Special friend, Chuck Cannon. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family asks that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses, in lieu of flowers.

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