Walter F. Ramey

September 28, 1924August 30, 2013

Walter F. Ramey, age 88, entered into rest August 30, 2013 at Holston Manor. He was born in Kentucky and was a longtime resident of the Kingsport area. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Clementime Elswick Ramey, his wife of fifty-seven years, Helema D. Ramey, and a son, Gary Ramey. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines; he also was a Sgt. with the Military Police. Walter retired from CSX Railroad where he had been employed as a Yard Master. Survivors include a son, Bryan Ramey, and his wife Marlowe of Albany, GA; four grandchildren, Anthony, Greg, Alex and Kristin; and eight great-grandchildren, Madison,Gavin,Callen, Brooke, Ian,Torrie, Alexander and Caroline. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 6, 2013 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family. East Lawn Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ramey family.


  • Graveside Service Friday, September 6, 2013

Walter F. Ramey

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carley ramey

November 20, 2013

Haven't seen my papa in many yrs but I know that he always in my heart love u

Chris Early

September 4, 2013

Bryan I just saw the news of your fathers passing online. We don't take the paper. I was saddened to hear. I spoke with him when your Mother passed had the flu and didn't want to give it to you all. I will be there Friday if it is the Lord's will hope to see and speak with you!!!

Chris & Doris Early

Mike Jackson

September 3, 2013

I am very sorry to hear the news that Mr. Ramey has passed away. When he was yardmaster at Kingsport, I met him in the 1970s, and he was always friendly, helpful, and willing to share his time and answer my questions about the trains so I could take a few pictures.

Robert Grant

September 1, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. We did not know Mr. Ramey personally, but we have come to love all of the family through Kristin, Bryan, and Marlowe. We will continue to pray for all of you.
With deepest sympathy, Bob and Mary Grant