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.