South Roanoke, WV -Samuel A. Ramsey, Sr., 88, of 13178 US Highway 19 South Roanoke, West Virginia went to be with his Savior and beloved wife on Friday, May 8, 2015 at his home following an extended illness. He was born November 30, 1926 at Harrison in Clay County, youngest son of S.V. and Myrtle (Woods) Ramsey. On March 3, 1950, he married Cora Etta (Brady) Ramsey, who preceded him in death on November 2, 2014.In addition to his parents and wife, Cora Etta, Mr. Ramsey was preceded in death by his brother Carl and four sisters, Jayne, Ellie, Ruth and Naomi(Tootie).
Mr. Ramsey is survived by his four children: Jeanetta Mick of Roanoke, Roland (Sharon) Ramsey of Burnsville, Diana Somerville of Cross Lanes and Sam A. (Jackie) Ramsey, Jr.; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one sister Alma Rush of Burnsville. He was much loved by three generations of nieces and nephews to whom he devoted many years of love, support and prayers. A special thanks for the love and support of Ray and Lou Ogden.
Mr. Ramsey worked many years as a coal miner. He retired in 1989 from Robinson Run Mine in Lumberport, WV. He sang in the Swisher Hill Union Mission choir at Worthington, WV. In 2004, he and his wife moved to Lewis County from Marion County and again joined and supported the Oil Creek United Methodist Church of Roanoke, WV. Mr. Ramsey was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Italy during WW II.
Mr. Ramsey loved to fish and hunt and could make any camping trip memorable. Each year he had a garden and loved to share with everyone.
Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 2-8 p.m. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Oil Creek United Methodist Church of Roanoke with Reverend Lonnie Ramsey, Reverend Bob Mitchell and Reverend Sherman Goodwin officiating. Mr. Ramsey laid in state at the church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Wednesday before services. Interment followed the services in the Peterson Siding Cemetery of Roanoke, WV. Full military honor was conducted by the United States Army and the Lewis County Honor Guard. On-line condolences and life stories in memory of Samuel may be expressed at hardman-palettifuneralhome.com.
Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is honored and privileged to serve the family of Samuel A. Ramsey, Sr.