Joe Ramsey Jr., 86, of McMinnville died Sunday, May 22 at Raintree Manor after an extended illness.
He was born in McMinnville on July 19, 1924, the son of the late Harvey and Fannie (Ramsey) Ramsey. He was the widower of Jennie F. (Savage) Ramsey. He worked as a custodian at Caney Fork Electric System and attended the Baptist church.
He is survived by a daughter, Peggy J. Cope of McMinnville; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Eva Savage of McMinnville; sister-in law Mary Ramsey of McMinnville; two grandchildren, Drew Cope of McMinnville, Samantha Cope of Nashville; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jennie F. (Savage) Ramsey, parents, Harvey Malone and Fannie (Ramsey) Ramsey, two brothers, five sisters.
Funeral service was held Thursday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Smith officiating. Interment followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Morrison. To sign the online guest book, visit www.gardensofmemoryfuneralhome.com.
Gardens of Memory Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 27, 2011