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Larry K. Ramsey

Larry Kent Ramsey On May 31, 2017 Larry Kent Ramsey, 71, of Lewisburg, Ohio was asleep in his bed at the Dayton V.A. Hospice Center when he was awakened by a gentle touch on his shoulder. When he opened his eyes an angel was standing by his bedside. The angel bent down and spoke lovingly, “good and faithful servant, you have fulfilled your mission here on earth that your Heavenly Father assigned and he has sent me to bring you home. The suffering of your earthly body is over and you will rest eternally in Paradise.” With those words Larry’s soul and spirit was transported to his final resting place. Larry was born October 10, 1945 to Marcus and Catherine (Turvene) Ramsey of Camden, Ohio. Larry was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Carol Anne (Robert) Phillips, his daughter, Lindsey Renee, special family friend Barbara Burnett, nephew Phil Phillips, and brother-in-law Scott Bianco. Larry is survived by his wife of 31 years Melinda Bianco Ramsey, nieces Sharon Mallow and Linda Shinn, mother-in-law Bernice (Thomas) Breeden of Chillicothe, Ohio, sister-in-law Rhonda Paige (Greg) Atkinson of Pueblo, CO. and many cousins and other relatives. His faithful dog Duke who spent many hours at his bedside during his illness also survives Larry. After high school Larry spent four years in the Navy serving in Vietnam Conflict on the warship, Kitty Hawk. After his discharge from the Navy Larry received a degree in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and during most of his life worked as a CPA and office manager for different companies. Larry was a very talented athlete having starred at Camden High School in basketball and baseball and later became an excellent golfer. When not golfing Larry liked to fish and hunt morel mushrooms in the spring. Larry was the band major for Camden High School and during his time in the Navy he sang vocals for different bands. During his life he was lead vocalist for many different groups in southwestern Ohio and along with some of his friends, played the guitar and wrote music. Larry leaves behind many, many dear friends that he made during his lifetime. The Ramsey family would like to thank the Cleveland Clinic and the Dayton Veterans Administration Hospital and Hospice Center for their excellent medical care during his illness and special acknowledgement to Pastor Warren Reichert and members of Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton, Ohio for their friendship, counseling, and support. The Girton-Schmidt-Boucher Gard Funeral Home in Eaton, Ohio will be in charge of funeral arrangements. Per the family’s request Larry will be cremated and there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Eaton, Ohio on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:00 am. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Camden, Ohio.

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Mindy, You're in our hearts and prayers. So many good memories. Larry, Rest in peace, dear friend. Love and miss you. Dan & Renee

Renee Winkler Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

God calls the best home too early. Larry, God has taken you home too early my dear friend. You will remain forever in our hearts. It is sad for me because of health reasons I will be unable to attend tomorrow but, you are forever in my heart. Mindy, as always you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob Claybaker Jun 7 2017 12:00 AM

A son, a brother, a husband, a father and a friend Larry was just plain good at all of them. Once, just once, I would have liked to whip him on the golf course, but his worst was always better than my best (doggone it anyways), but it was always fun and the company was the best. God bless, Godspeed and keep hitting them in the short grass. Mel, Jan and I will keep you on our prayers.

Mark Dorsak Jun 5 2017 12:00 AM

Many good memories. RIP old friend. Archie and Phyllis Armstrong

Archie and Phyllis Armstrong Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

This world will miss good people like Larry. Always a smile and an honorable man. One of the few classmates I was able to see after High school, and this guy never changed. May he rest in peace. Paul C.

Paul C. Daily Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

I could write a book about Larry and our last couple of years in high school. I know Larry had many friends however, our friendship grew to a level of being almost as brothers during that time. During one summer, before we had driving license, we took our bikes, loaded them down with camping equipment, including a large ten and headed toward my Grandfather's farm, which is part of the Boy Scout camp north of Camden. On our way, we wreck our bikes in some gravel. Larry's Mom came to the rescue, taped our cuts. When Larry's Mom finish, we jumped on the bikes and off to the farm for a three day camp-out. I have many more stories of Larry and myself which I will enjoy till my days on earth is over. RIP good friend. Bud Statzer

Bud Statzer Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of bowling on a team with Larry at Southwestern Bowl in Eaton. He was a genuinely kind person. I'll forever see the beautiful smile from his daughter Lindsey. Melinda you are in our thoughts and prayers. Biggest of hugs to you dear.

Tim & Terri Grill Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

Oh Bud. I have tears. He told me this story.

Melinda Jun 2 2017 12:00 AM

I believe Larry took guitar lessons from my Uncle Earl Buckley. He was a year behind our class in school and I played golf with him many times. When we were young we used to play Home Run Derby at the water works park, I think Ricky Morris was our pitcher. Like the TV show anything not a home run was an out. I saw him last fall and he said he had been battling illnesses. We only spoke a few minutes so I never realized how bad things were. Rest in Peace Larry. Larry is the second Viet Nam Era Vet I knew personally that died last week.

James Buckley Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM

Just one spectacular person.

C. Ackman Jun 1 2017 12:00 AM

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