Passed away peacefully at his home, in Sacramento, October 12, 1998.
Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Flora Tucker
Ramsey. Beloved father of Alice Ramsey and Rosslyn Ramsey of
Sacramento. Devoted grandfather of Allison Ramsey and Ross
Hannaman McDermott. Great grandfather of Elke McDermott.
Ross was born on November 3, 1913 in Florida, the son
of James Cain and Louise (Golden) Ramsey. The family moved to
Louisville, Georgia, where he graduated from Louisville Academy,
Toss graduated from the Citadel in Charleston, SC in 1934.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1938 and served with
distinction as an officer, with tours of duty in the Far east, Korea and
While serving his country Ross was awarded the Korea
Service medal with 1 Silver Service Star and 1 Bronze Service Star, the
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, the national Defense
Service Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge with Silver Star, the Air
medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Ross retired as a Major in 1961.
He was employed by the Directorate of Contracting and
Manufacturing at Robins AFB, GA from 1962 until his retirement from
Civil Service in 1991.
After retirement, Ross worked as a Hospital Volunteer,
He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Louisville GA.
Ross was a loving and devoted family man and will be missed by all who
knew him. He will be remembered for his compassion, love of
nature, his laughing blue eyes and his devotion to his family.
The family requests that those who wish to make
memorials donate to their favorite charity.