John Ramsey

September 13, 1930 - February 29, 2008
John Ramsey

J.P. Ramsey, 77, of Edneyville died Friday afternoon, February 29, 2008. He was the son of the late Frank and Frances Ramsey.

A native of Marshall, NC, he had lived in Henderson County since 1960. He attended Western Carolina University. He was a high school and college football star and shared his love of sports as a coach and enthusiast his entire life.

He owned and operated Equipment Sales and Service in Edneyville. He was an involved member of the Lion’s Club, serving as District Governor for two terms.

J.P. was a man who would give you the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it.

He is survived by his close and dear friend, Joy Cole; a son, John Mark Ramsey of Durango, CO; a daughter, Melissa Ann Ramsey of Huntington Beach, CA; three grandchildren, London Hahn, Aja Mae Ramsey, and Zoe Kazmiera Ramsey; a brother, Herschel Ramsey and a sister, Eva Hensley.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Dr. Robert Blackburn will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at 4 PM at Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Marshall, NC.

Memorials may be made to Four Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, E. Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Service

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Visitation

Wednesday, March 5, 2008
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • March 06, 2008
    JOANN says:
    WE WERE SADDEN TO HEAR OF J.P.'S PASSING. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HAVE KNOW J.P. ALWAYS ENJOYED OUR CHATS WHEN HE WOULD CALL TO ORDER FLOWERS FOR EMMIE'S GRAVE. WHEN WE LAST SPOKE WITH J.P. IN JANUARY HE WAS SADDEN TO HAVE TO CLOSE HIS BUINESS. HE WAS A KIND, HONEST AND FRIENDLY PERSON, HE WILL BE MISSED! MAY HE REST IN THE ARMS OF GOD!

  • March 05, 2008
    Bobby McIntyre says:
    Mark. Melissa - Sorry to hear about your Dad. I would have been there today but I just found out. I have a lot of good memories growing up close to you guys. Your family will be in my Prayers.

  • March 05, 2008
    Alice Allen Cornett says:
    Missy and marty, I'm sorry about your Dad. We had lost touch since my Dad died. Mama talked to him several times while he was sick. I wish I could come today, but it is a difficult time for me to ask off from work. I would love to see you both. Love, Alice

  • March 05, 2008
    Sharon Allen Chambers says:
    Marty & Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a very good friend to my dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sharon

  • March 04, 2008
    sam robles says:
    J.P. My boss, my friend for four years. A man of words and rules, that though me so much about life, but most importantly about my family. Evey time I wanted to work over time, he always told me, that I need it to spend time with my family. J.P. we will always miss you. I'll always remember you for the rest of my life. Your hard rules will stay in my heart, with out forgetting about the spirit of always giving kindly service to the people.