James Michael "Mike" Ramsey

Born: Thu., Sep. 25, 1952
Died: Thu., Jun. 8, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Jun. 11, 2017
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Mon., Jun. 12, 2017
Location: Calvary Baptist Church

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James Michael “Mike” Ramsey, age 64 of Bailey Lakes, Ashland, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his residence after a 3 week battle with esophagus cancer. He was born in Montgomery, W. VA., to Oleta Ramsey Nichols on September 25, 1952. Mike was raised by his grandparents, Roy and Chessie Ramsey and graduated from Clay County High School in 1970. He had been a resident of Ashland County the past 47 years working at Discount Drug Mart in Ashland for 2 years, retired from North Central Ag in New London and Hospira in Ashland after 13 years, and had worked at Fisher Service in Mansfield for 13 years. Mike was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Prime Timers at the church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mike was a former member of the Ashland County Conservation Club, showed Haflinger Horses at the Ashland County Fair with his daughter, and was an avid hunter. On July 31, 1971 Mike married Linda Painter who survives. Also surviving are a son, Kevin Ramsey of Savannah; daughter, Shannon Hout (Brian Perkins) of Shiloh; brother, Terry (Wyona) Ramsey of W. VA.; grandson, Clayton Hout of Shiloh; granddaughter, Kylie Ramsey of Savannah; nephew, Lucas Ramsey of W.VA.; brother-in-law, John Painter of Ashland; uncles: Larry Ramsey of Clay, W.VA and Mike Ramsey of Courtland, NY.; several loving cousins too many to list; and step-sisters: Linda Nichols and Terri Baker of Orrville, OH. Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Chessie Ramsey; mother, Oleta Ramsey Nichols; and a son, Levi Ramsey. Services will be held 12:00 PM (noon) Monday, June 12, 2017 at Calvary Baptist Church, 210 N. Davis Road, Ashland, OH., with Pastor Harry Strachan officiating. Interment will be at Savannah Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. The family suggest memorial contributions may be made in Mike’s name to Calvary Baptist Church, 210 N. Davis Rd., Ashland, OH., 44805. An online register book will be provided for family and friends to express condolences at www.heylfuneralhome.com

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Tammy & Tony Adkins
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
Very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and guidance in this time of need.

Betty Brooks
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
Sorry for the families loss. Mike will be missed. I HAve enjoyed being able to chat with Mike on Facebook the past few years. He was a awesome person. And kind cousin that I was grateful to get to know again. We grew up together as kids. Went to school together. Years passed and Facebook brought us together. I will cherish those memories. Betty Brooks

Vickie Osborne Brown
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
Rest with the angels Mike Ramsey. It was a privilege to grow up and attend school with Mike Ramsey. Prayers to your family. Clay High Class of 1970

Sandra Samples
   Posted Sun June 11, 2017
Love & Prayers for your family Linda. So sorry for your loss.

Charlotte St. Clair
   Posted Mon June 12, 2017
Mike was also a part of my family and we went to school together. His grandparents were my great aunt and uncle. I am Betty Lou Taylor's daughter. I remember Mike as always kind and friendly as well as loving to me. Last year he reached out to me and my sister Betty. We had a long catch up conversation. It was wonderful to hear about his family and life and that life was good for him. I feel blessed that God gave us that time to talk and share. You will be missed!

Pat, Dave & Shelley Bylica
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
Dear neighbor Linda,

We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss. Please know we are thinking about you and praying for you and your family in this most difficult time. I am just over the hill if you want to talk.

God bless you and your family, Pat

Rod Alexander
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017
You don't know me but I first met Mike when he worked for North Central. Ag. He would pick up or deliver my mower. I trapped coon and saved them for him to set them free in a woods so he could run the dogs in the fall. Ten he retired and worked at Drug mart. I would see him there and we would talk quite a bit. The bottom line is that he was one of the nicest you would want to meet. My wife also agrees with this. I was shocked to see of his death in the paper. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rod Alexander

Cheryl Bartley
   Posted Sat July 08, 2017
So sorry to hear about Mike. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you.

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