Published 2:46 pm Monday, November 30, 2020
Mr. David Ramsey, 81, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. No services are planned at this time. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ramsey was born in Lafayette County to Rayford and Mary Frances Ramsey. He was married to Jun Ramsey. He retired as Master Sergeant with a 30 year career in the U.S. Marines.
Mr. Ramsey was a weather forecaster and technician during the time when the National Weather service depended on military weathermen for their information. He was a very skilled meteorologist. In addition, he was also a rifle sharpshooter and pistol expert receiving many commendations and medals during his service years. He served two tours as a gunnery sergeant in Vietnam.
Mr. Ramsey was a very private man, but he loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He also enjoyed Friday night dinners with his group of close friends. He loved golfing and spending time at his small farm.
Mr. Ramsey was an avid reader and a very intelligent man. After retiring from the Marines, he received a degree from the University of Mississippi as an Environmental Engineer.
Mr. Ramsey leaves a legacy of very positive thinking and the ability to examine situations for what they were. He was never anxious or depressed, and he did not exaggerate situations or participate in drama.
Mr. Ramsey is survived by his sisters, Margie (Billy) Pilcher and Carolyn (John) Easley; his brother, Richard C. (Mary) Ramsey; his friend, Larry Outlaw; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jun Ramsey; his parents, Rayford Lowery and Mary Frances Mooney Ramsey; his sisters, Edna Leon and Pauline Lovelace; and his brother, Lewis V. Ramsey.
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