Alfred D. Ramsey was called to be with the Lord and join his beloved wife, Norma L. (Stubblefield) Ramsey, on Aug. 31.
He was born in Warren County on Sept. 2, 1932 to Edd Ramsey and Annie Mae (Stokes) Ramsey, who preceded him in death. Alfred wed Norma Stubblefield on Sept. 16, 1956 at Clark United Methodist Church. He joined the Air Force on March 9, 1953. He served his country for more than 23 years and retired as a SMSGT on June 1, 1976.
Not to be idle for too long, Alfred worked as a maintenance supervisor for Carrier/United Technologies in Morrison and retired Dec. 1, 1990. Although Alfred spent time in many parts of the world, he spent the past four years of his life in Peachtree City, Ga., being loved by his children, son-in-law, grandchildren and many new friends, but McMinnville was always home. He was known for his gift of gab. He loved hanging out with family and friends sharing his military stories. He enjoyed all genres of music; however his favorite was the blues. He was very generous and was loved by many.
Survivors include two daughters, Adrienne LoRay of South Orange, N.J., and Angela Bryant of Peachtree City, Ga.; one son-in-law, Robert LoRay; three grandchildren, Esha Ramsey, Phillip LoRay, and Brandon Bryant; one brother, William Ramsey of McMinnville; four sisters-in-law, Wilma Stubblefield and Marcia Ramsey of McMinnville, Joe Ella Ramsey of Dayton, Ohio and Marguerite Cooley of Manchester; one brother-in-law Leronzo Cooley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Donations may be made in honor of Alfred to the American Lung Association.
Funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at High’s Chapel with Rev. Eddie Vance officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery with military graveside rites administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 2, 2011