Ernest H. Rambo, Jr.
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Ernest H. Rambo, Jr, age 87, passed from the arms of his loving wife to heaven on Sunday morning, November 18, 2012 in his home in Pollock, La. He was born on April 15, 1925 in Jonesville, La, the son of Ernest H. Rambo, Sr and Bessie Kircher Rambo.
At age 17, Ernest enlisted in the Navy. He served in the Pacific Theater in WWII and is a decorated Comabt Veteran. After the war, he returned home to marry Novelle Kelly Rambo, his bride of 65 years. They moved to Jacksonville Beach, Fl, where they lived for twenty years and raised their family. Ernest worked as a heavy equipment mechanic, taking part in the construction of Cape Canaveral Space Station.
In 1965, Ernest or "Shorty" as he was known to his friends, returned to his family home in Pollock, La. He worked at Scott Truck and Tractor as a master mechanic and retired after twenty four years of loyal service. He was considered an expert disel mechanic. After his retirement, he raised cattle, hogs, and horses. He was very involved with local rodeos and taught all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren to ride horses and appreciate the value of farm life.
Ernest was preced in death by his parents, E.H. Rambo, Sr., Bessie Kircher Rambo, and his sisters Johnny Gene Rambo Bryant and Virginia Foster Atwell.
Those left to cherish his memoy are his wife, Novelle Kelly Rambo and three children, Doris Rambo Price(Clois Slay) of Deville, La; Phyllis Rambo Gordon(James D. Gordon) of Monroe, La; Charles Ransom Rambo(Kim LaFollette Rambo) of Pollock, La; his siter, Molly J. Boyer(Joe C. Boyer, Ret. LTC, USAF) of Killen, Tx; five grandchildren, Dana P. Carrington, Robert G. Easley, Gaynell P. Hooper, Christina E. Elahi, and Joanna P. Bearden; eight great grandchildren; and one great, great granddson.
Visitation will be held at Lincecum Baptist Church, Pollock, La.Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, November 20th until time of service on Wednesday the 21st at 11:00 am with the Reverend Jim Winegert officiating. Graveside services will follow immediately at Lincecum Cemetery.
Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 20, 2012