Leonard Carl Ramey
August 8, 1933 – May 15, 2018
Leonard Carl Ramey was born August 8, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina to John Earl and Catherine Arney Ramey. He graduated from Hamlet High School. Carl served in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955 as a member of the 301st Periodic Maintenance Squadron and received the National Defense Service Medal. After discharge, he attended North Carolina State University majoring in mechanical engineering and graduated in 1959. He married Nellie Elizabeth “Lib” Saunders on May 10, 1953. They were married for 53 years prior to her death. He worked at Western Electric from 1959 to 1974. The family moved to Alabama in 1975 where Carl worked at Teledyne Brown Engineering until his retirement in 1997. Carl loved sports, especially bowling and golf. He bowled until just a few weeks before his death. Carl was a faithful member of Austinville United Methodist church, the Good Fellowship Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Mary, Sue, Alma and Inez, his wife, Lib, and his son, David. He is survived by his daughter, Ann Ramey Cobb of Alabaster, his son and daughter in law, Keith and Lisa Ramey of Trinity, his daughter in law, Kathleen Ramey of Terrell, NC and his brother Wade Ramey of Ormond Beach, FL. Carl was especially proud of his grandchildren Peggy Ramey and Sherry Bloodworth of Burlington, NC, Jennifer and Matthew Merrick of Atlanta, GA, Holly and Will Atkinson of Ramseur, NC, Wesley Cobb of Manchester, TN, Jesse and Hannah Ramey of Decatur and Thomas Ramey of Trinity. Great grandchildren are Mikayla, Lillie, Tucker and Truett. A celebration of his life will be held Thursday, May 24th at 3pm at Roselawn Funeral Home with Rev. Dallas Culver officiating. The family will receive friends from 1pm to 3pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Austinville United Methodist Church, 908 Lamar Street, Decatur, AL.
- Ann Ramey Cobb, Daughter
- Keith & Lisa Ramey, Son & Daughter-N-Law
- Kathleen Ramey, Daughter-in-law
- Wade Ramey, Brother
- Carl was especially proud of his grandchildren Peggy Ramey and Sherry Bloodworth of Burlington, NC, Jennifer and Matthew Merrick of Atlanta, GA, Holly and Will Atkinson of Ramseur, NC, Wesley Cobb of Manchester, TN, Jesse and Hannah Ramey of Decatur and Thomas Ramey of Trinity. Great grandchildren are Mikayla, Lillie, Tucker and Truett.
- Visitation Thursday, May 24, 2018
- Celebration of Life Thursday, May 24, 2018
Leonard Carl Ramey
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May 19, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I have many fond memories of uncle Carl. Praying God will watch over all of you doing your time of sorrow.
May 18, 2018
I always loved giving Carl a "hard time" when it came to our annual Chili cookoff fundraiser that we held for the youth at Austinville UMC. He always got that twinkle in his eye when it rolled around, determined to make the best, and hottest pot of chili around. And he usually did too!
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May 17, 2018
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Enjoy the memories that you have of times together.