James E. Ramey

October 12, 1939 ‒ December 17, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: James E. Ramey passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Grant Medical Center.  He was 81.

He was born October 12, 1939 in Wayland, Kentucky to the late John Franklin and Opal (Boyd) Ramey.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Jim served four years and was honorably discharged.

James worked at General Motors as both a member of UAW and as a supervisor with over 35 years of combined service.

When he was able he attended Mansfield First Church of God.

He was a member of the Goldwing Riders Association, and enjoyed many trips as well as poker runs for charity.  Though he loved sports, he dearly enjoyed watching Ohio State Football and University of Kentucky Basketball.

A “Master Fisherman” Jim spent countless hours on his boat at the Clear Fork Reservoir and Lake Erie.  For over 40 years he was a member of the Ohio Huskie Muskie Association and made several nice catches.

James was described understanding and gentle.  He was dedicated to his responsibilities and took care of business.  The quality he was most blessed with was loyalty.  James was loyal to his work, his family, and to God.  He emulated loyalty and taught loyalty to those around him.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Marcella (Akers)Ramey Lexington; children Scott and Valerie Ramey of Marysville, Dr. Kimberly Ramey of Mansfield, and Deborah Ramey and Rodney Hughett of Marysville; five grandchildren Daniel Ramey and his mother Jennie Ramey, Colton Ramey, Jonah Ramey, Zachary Hughett, and Shelby Ramey; two great grandchildren Logan and Jace Ramey; a sister and brother-in-law Carolyn and Clarence Turner of Galion; brother and sister-in-law Daniel and Betty Ramey of Frankfort, KY; and his faithful canine friend Maddie the Chihuahua.

The family would like to acknowledge a close friend Anne Burns for her compassionate help through the years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother John Ramey.

Friends may call Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 1-3 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a private memorial service will be held for the family.  Military honors will be performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.  Keeping in mind the protection of family and friends, all are welcome to view the service Wednesday, December 23, beginning at approximately 3:30 pm on the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Donations in honor of Jim may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve James’ family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Scott, Kim and Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and your families at this time.

  • Marci,
    I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I along with my sister, Anna Ruth, have very good memories of Jim. Call me anytime!


    Bev Seeley

  • Marci and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. RIP Jim.
    Jerry & Kim Majors

  • Dearest Carolyn and family,
    I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your brother. May the Lord comfort you in your loss. Brothers hold so many precious memories in our hearts, may the ones you have of James help you to navigate this time of sorrow. Please know you loved and prayed for.