ASHEVILLE - Bobby Ramsey, 85, died July 8, 2013, at Mission Hospital.
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A native of Shelby, he was a son of the late Astor and Edna McFarland Ramsey.
Mr. Ramsey served in the Merchant Marines and in the U.S. Army in WWII. He was a proud graduate of NC State University. He worked as a civil en-gineer in the pulp and paper industry for more than forty years.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir, Sunday School teacher, and a deacon. He was a member of the Gideons.
Mr. Ramsey is survived by his wife, Joy Champion Ramsey; daughters Angela Ramsey and Jan Brick and husband Hilton; sons Rick Ramsey and wife Linda, Scott Ramsey and wife Tonda, and John Ramsey; grandchildren Tony Gould and wife Kendra, Jerry Gould and wife Janet, Jason Ramsey, Chris-topher Ramsey, Erin Smith, Brad Smith, Ben Ramsey and wife Liz, Lauren Foust and husband Aaron, Adam Ramsey and wife Megan, Jared Brick, and Jake Brick; eight great-grandchildren; sister Mary Ella Rhinehart and husband Gene; and brother Steve Ramsey and wife Carolyn.
Funeral services were held Thursday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home. The Revs. Nathan Pruett and Steve Ackerman officiated.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Music Ministry of Grace Baptist Church, 718 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, and/or to The Gide-ons International.
Published in Shelby Star on July 13, 2013