James R. Ramsey, Sr.

December 23, 1936 ‒ February 02, 2020

Sunbury, Ohio

James R. Ramsey Sr., age 83, of Sunbury, Ohio, died peacefully on Sunday, 02-02-2020 at his residence with loved ones by his side.

Retired from International Union of Operations Engineers Local 18.  Worked with Thompson Connie for a short time before going to Fishel Company where he operated heavy equipment and later became foreman, worked for them 36 years. He changed and went with Kokosing Construction Co. until he retired.

Born December 23, 1936 in Delaware, Ohio to the late Ralph Stanley and Elva (Acker) Ramsey.

Also preceded in death by wife of 51 years, Alka E. (LeMaster) Ramsey; daughters, Cynthia Jean Ramsey and Kathleen (Ramsey) Weaver; brothers, Max and William; sisters, Betty and Donnabelle; mother-in-law, Genoa (Caudill) LeMaster; father-in-law, Roy LeMaster; sisters-in-law, Betty, Geraldine, Orabell and Linda; brothers-in-law, Billy and Leroy.

Survived by daughter, Bonna (Bob) Boudinot; son, James (Kila) Ramsey; grandchildren, Robert (Lori) Boudinot, Allen (Jamie) Boudinot, Carla Ramsey, Genoa Weaver, Raine (Amber) Ramsey, Riane Ramsey, Kim (Dustin) Nelson, Ronald (Ashely) Holley, Brittany Holley; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Katelyn, Courtney, Lucie, Henry, Abby, , Acher, Evelyn, Edward, Dustin, Authem, Alka, Myia; sisters, Bonna, Katherine and Rachael; brother, Butch “Red” (Pat) Ramsey; sisters-in-law, Mavis, Henrietta, Jackie and Helen (Frank); brothers-in-law Robert, Carl (Diane) and Keith (Sheila)

He was a Golden Eagle of F.O.E. 3614, Sunbury.  He loved camping, riding motorcycles, working on cars and being with grand and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at 6 PM on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where the family will be receiving friends from 3 PM until time of service.  Pastor Larry DeWitt officiating.

Memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, 2740 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219 in James’ memory.

A special thank you to Nurses Shaun Barton, Harold Arvin and Jamie Carson and our very special home aid Irene Estill for helping and teaching much easier techniques.  Thanks to all employees who helped in any way.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ramsey family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • My heart and prayers are with you, as are my girls. He will be remembered with joy and love in our family. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Some of my favorite childhood memories were all the Saturday nights mom and I would spend at Amos. It was like a mini family reunion. But, the best part were the times we would go to Genoss pizza after bowling and uncle Jim and Aunt Alka would dance to the juke box. Every time I hear I Love Rock and Roll I think of them. Love ya Uncle Jim.

  • Sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with all the family. Praying for peace and comfort. Smith’s, Rory and Bob Boudinot and families offer our condolences.

  • I am so sorry for your lost. Our prayers are that the Lord will comfort you in this time of need. I want to say my best memory of uncle Jim is when he got the horses and he was showing me how to ride and the horse bucked him off and hurt his butt, I laughed so hard I cried. I loved coming up when I was little to see you all. Love you all.

  • Bonna and Jim,
    We just back into town. Mike and I are sorry to hear about your father’s.