Wendell E. Ramey

January 15, 1950 ‒ June 02, 2005

Delaware, Ohio

Wendell E. Ramey, age 55, of Delaware died unexpectedly in his sleep at home Thursday, June 2, 2005.

He was born in Paintsville, Kentucky on January 15, 1950 to Beatrice “Bobbie” (Bunyard) Ramey of Ashley and the late Elzie Ramey. He attended Buckeye Valley High School before entering the US Army and serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict as an expert rifleman. For 20 years he worked for Ranco Controls, Inc. formerly of Delaware as an inspector, stockman, and truck driver. In 1988 he went to work for Caloric/Glenwood Corp. as a truck driver and worked part-time for Plaza Pontiac of Delaware, retiring in 2000.

A life member of AMVets Post 102, he enjoyed work, cornhole, horse shoes, and collecting beer steins. An excellent mechanic, described as loving, giving, and considerate in nature, sometimes to good for his own good. He was inspired by his family and proud of them as well as his service to his country. His motto in life was; “Do the best you can and let the rest go!”

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife with whom he just celebrated 32 years on May 31st : Barbara J. (Selby) Ramey, Daughter and Son-in-law: Rebecca Lynn (Shane) Andrews of Delaware, Son and Daughter-in-law: Charles R. ( Terri ) Kitchen Jr. of Delaware, 7 Grandchildren: Tabitha (Bobby II), Nikki, Nathen, Cheynea, Tucker, Willie, Harley, Great-grandson: Bobby III “the kid”, Brother: Rick L. (Brenda) Ramey of Delaware, Sister: Wanda (Bruce) Strawser of Delaware, Sister-in-law: Shirley Ramey of Sparta, 10 nieces and nephews, and many very special friends at AMVets Post 102.

He was preceded in death by his father on May 20, 2005, Brother: Larry Ramey on March 2, 2003, beloved nephew: Ricky G. Ramey on March 2, 1998.

Friends may call Monday 5-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 75 W. William St. (SR 36), Delaware, where services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Chuck Roush officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com