James E. Ramey, 68 of Ashville, OH transitioned December 21, 2020 at Berger Hospital, Circleville, OH.
Jim was born on March 20, 1952 at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, OH. to Robert J. Ramey and Jessie E. (Wilson) Ramey.
A 1970 graduate of Teays Valley High School. Retired Machine Operator after 26 years of service to Kroger Bakery, Columbus, OH. Mechanic at River’s Edge Golf Course, Chillicothe, OH for four years prior to their closing course. Employed the past 24 years as mechanic at Foxfire Golf Club.
Jim was preceded in death by both parents and mother-in-law, Jo-Anne Harding, formerly of Circleville, OH and brother-in-law Robin Rathburn, Chillicothe, OH.
Jim is survived by loving wife of 43 years, Rita (Rathburn) Ramey; son and family, J.R. (April Browning) Ramey and grandson J2 and granddaughter Ashley of Bainbridge, OH. son and family, Joshua Ramey (Laura Hite) Ramey and granddaughter Lily of Ashville, OH; sister Debbie Ramey (Joe) Maxie of Oak Ridge, TN; brothers Michael (Janice) Ramey of Ashville, OH and Dan (Melissa) Ramey of Waverly, OH; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and longest friendship with Gale Sawyer of Ashville, OH.
Jim was an internationally known leader, devoting 35 years of service.
Founder of the following: Eagle Feather (A National Junior Leadership Training), Blackfoot Leader Development and Double “H” High Adventures.
A Private Service was held at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, Ashville, OH.
Words of Comfort: Rev. Dan Ramey. Concluding service and interment was at Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point, Ohio.
Online condolences may be made at olivercheekfuneralhome.com
Donations May Be Made in Jim’s Memory to the following:
Make checks to: TLUSA-NCR
In Memo: Jim Ramey Memorial Fund
c/o. C.J. Cordell
30777 State Highway #40
New Auburn, WI 54757
“Friends of Hocking Hills” Memorial Fund
Make checks to: Friends of Hocking Hills
In memo: James Ramey
Friends of Hocking Hills State Park
P.O. Box #101 Logan, OH 43138
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