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John W. Ramsey, Sr.
John William Ramsey, Sr., rural Akron died at the age of 78 at his residence on December 15, 2017 at 9:25 a.m.
He was born on September 26, 1939 in rural Fulton County to Verlin and Mabel (Hartzler) Ramsey and lived all of his life in the Akron area. He graduated from Akron High School in 1957. He married Midge Jernigan on February 24, 1958 in Akron Indiana by Rev. Harold Conrad at the Akron Church of God.
John was the owner/operator of O & R Buildings, Inc. since 1965 and was still active in the day-to-day operations. He was a construction worker and a farmer. He enjoyed watching college basketball on TV. Some of his favorite sports teams were the Boston Celtics, Green Bay Packers and whoever played against Notre Dame.
Survivors (4) children: Deborah Ramsey of Akron John W. Ramsey, Jr. and spouse Penny of Akron Verlin Ramsey and spouse Beverly of Akron Mark Ramsey and spouse Nancy of Akron (1) brother: Charles “Chuck” Ramsey and special friend Dixie Arter of Fort Wayne (7) grandchildren: Angela (Ryan) Parson of Akron Kent (Kelli) Ramsey of Akron Shawna (Nick) Stutzman of Fort Wayne Verlin (Crystal) Ramsey, Jr. of Fort Wayne Daniel (Meghan) Ramsey of Pierceton Adam (fiancee Taylor Peterson) Ramsey of Akron Tabby Ramsey of Indianapolis (1) step-grandson: Travis (Aylssa) Ramsey of Rochester (15) great-grandchildren and one more to arrive in January 2018.
Preceding John in death are his parents, wife Midge on March 31, 2009, sister Eloise Hoehn, brother Jim Ramsey and a step-granddaughter Amanda Ramsey.
Visitation and viewing will be Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester Street, Akron, IN 46910.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor David Eaton from the Akron United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Akron IOOF Cemetery, Akron.
Memorial contributions can be made to Kindred Hospice at Kindred Healthcare, 1476 W. 18th Street, Rochester, Indiana 46975.
The staff of Earl-Love Funeral Home considers it a privilege and an honor to care and serve the family and friends of John W. Ramsey, Sr.