The Obit For Bill Ramsey

William Thrace Ramsey Jr.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on 1/6/2008.

WILLIAM THRACE RAMSEY, JR., 87, of Germantown, TN, passed on to his new life in Heaven on January 4, 2008 at Kirby Pines.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, until service time at 2 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home-Poplar Chapel. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Bryant Ramsey. He leaves two surviving children, Diane Ramsey Parker of Germantown and William Thrace Ramsey III of South Lake Tahoe, CA; five grandchildren, William Thrace Ramsey IV, Amy Michelle Beaupre', Jennifer Parker Rosenblum, Brittan Ramsey Robbins, and Brooke Ramsey Parker; six great-grandchildren, Matthew Bryant Parker, Grant Dolor Beaupre', Braden Christopher Robbins, Elijah James Rosenblum, Ramsey Rose Robbins, and Lawson Lee Beaupre'.

He was well loved and loved well. He will be missed by all. Bill was born in Osceola, Arkansas on February 20, 1920, with a lifetime passion for people and baseball. After attending the University of Florida, Bill spent the '40's and part of the 50's playing professional baseball for Boston, Seattle, Sacramento.

Gregarious and outgoing, it can be said that Bill never met a stranger. He often said that you could judge a person's wealth by the number of friends he has. If that is indeed the case, then Bill Ramsey was truly a very wealthy man.

Funeral services will be at Memphis Funeral Home. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Mosiac Memphis Church Ministries, P.O. Box 171305, Memphis, TN 38187-1305, Crossroads Hospice, 1634 Sycamore View Rd., Memphis, TN 38134, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Memphis Funeral Home 901-725-0100