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Jerry A. Ramey, age 70 of Defiance, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.
He was born on November 23, 1948 to Willie and Flora (Manns) Ramey in Harts, West Virginia. Jerry proudly served our country in the U.S. Army from 1968-1969. On June 11, 1999 he married Margaret "Peggy" (Plummer) Ramey, who resides in Defiance.
Jerry was a member of Defiance Eagles #372, VFW #3360, American Legion #117, and Defiance Fish and Game. He worked in the Maintenance Department for Johns Manville for over 40 years until his retirement. He enjoyed pitching horseshoes, and was the Defiance Co. Champion. He also enjoyed bowling, bird watching, and collecting guns and knives.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Margaret Ramey of Defiance, five daughters, Fran Ramey of Defiance, Coleen (Shaun) Fulk of Stryker, Debbie (James) Newcomb of Clifton, TN, Tammy (Michael) Hoffman of Defiance, and Bonnie Dorsey of Defiance, and his son, Jeff (Angie Newman) Goldenetz of Defiance. He also leaves behind 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, sisters, Dorothy (Dennis) Linville and Kathy Ramey, and brothers, Clarence (Nancy) Ramey, Alan Ramey, David (Dinah) Ramey, Rodney (Kathleen) Ramey, and Silford (Linda) Ramey.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Adeline and Pauline, brothers, Larry and Monroe, and Granddaughter Fulk.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald L. Luhring officiating. Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, with graveside military rites accorded by VFW #3360.
Memorials are suggested to The Defiance Dialysis Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.