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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX

OBITUARY

James Nichols Ramsbottom

December 5, 1953January 4, 2020
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James Nichols Ramsbottom (Jim), 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Austin, Texas on January 4th, 2020. His memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11th at 2:00pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Lakeway.

Jim was born on December 5, 1953 in Spartanburg, South Carolina to Louise “PZ” Strayhorn and Dr. John Garnett Ramsbottom. Growing up in Spartanburg, he was a high school football star and during the summer months, he helped run the family’s motel in Myrtle Beach, SC. He went on to gain a Business degree from the University of South Carolina in 1971 and had a successful career in technology sales, working at Cisco, Dell, and AT&T.

He married Patrice Bourne in 1984 and raised one daughter, Berkeley.

The family moved to Austin, Texas in 2000 and Jim truly found his home. He was heavily involved in Riverbend Church, the local Alcoholics Anonymous community, and the Travis Heights Outreach Ministry supporting the Austin homeless. He devoted his life to helping others - giving alcoholics and addicts hope and strength to set their lives on the right path.

He loved music… His daughter remembers one of his favorite pastimes was blasting Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” on any stereo he could find. He also loved the water, from surfing and teaching his daughter to boogie board in Myrtle Beach, to cruising around Lake Travis on his boat. Golf was another one of his favorite hobbies and in recent years, he took a part-time job working at local courses and played at least 3 times per week. We’d be remiss if we didn’t also mention Jim’s love for dogs and animals -- devoted father to countless Collies, Schnauzers, Dachshunds, and Yorkies over the years.

He was one of the kindest, and also silliest people you will ever meet. He loved to joke around and brightened the day of anybody he interacted with. One of his best qualities was always making everybody feel included and loved. He truly loved life and would want the rest of us to continue always having fun in his honor.

Jim is survived by his wife, Patrice, daughter and son-in-law Berkeley & Garrett Cox, brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Garnett & Gail Ramsbottom, sister- and brother-in-law Lynette & Edwin Miller, and other family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his name to the Travis Heights Outreach Ministry of which he was heavily involved with. The family thanks everybody for their love and support.

https://riverbendatx.churchcenter.com/giving/to/travis-heights-christian-outreach-jim-ramsbottom-memorial

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception

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Don Ames

January 12, 2020

Jim was a special man. Jim touched many lives in his positive way mine included. Jim always wore a smile and had ears that would listen and a heart that always cared. Jim's faith in JESUS CHRIST was absolute. Jim will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Jim will live on in our hearts as we smile remembering our memories of time well spent with Jim.

Michael Conley

January 11, 2020

Jim was a special friend to everyone he met and a mentor to many. He was so caring and geniune that made you want to spend qulaity time with him. He never disappointed always up and he brought you up with him. He loved life and golf was one of his passions. The only reason he would pass on golf was when he wanted to spend time with Patrice on the boat.

I am truly honored to have had Jim in my life. He will be forever misssed. He was a short game wizzard. RIP MR CHIPPIE.

Ernie Grimes

January 11, 2020

All of my heartfelt prayers first go to Patrice and Berkeley, and to all of Jim's family. He was an out-sized figure in many of our lives around here, being as active as he was in AA. Jim always had a big smile and a hug ready for whoever needed one. We talked about golf, dogs, family, recovery, and anything and everything that needed to be talked about. We played many rounds of golf together with lots of other friends. Jim was in Heaven when he landed the position working for Club Corp here in Lakeway, and could play all of the golf he wanted to. I will miss hearing him say "You just got to do the deal," and whispering advice to people during meetings. We had rules in meetings advising folks not to have side conversations or text during the meeting meant just for Jim--but he could not contain his love to help other people! We are all going to miss him dearly, and his passing will leave a big hole to fill in our community for some time to come. We love you, Jim, and know that you are now arranging meetings to help God in Heaven.

Winston Eaddy

January 11, 2020

Jim’s passing was totally unexpected and a shock to all who knew and depended upon him. Jim was a high energy thoughtful friend and guide for many. He was very active, helpful and a difference maker in for those with alcohol and drug dependency issues no matter who or where they stood on our imagined scale of success. Jim possessed a genuine authenticity which I and many admired and respected. He was there for anyone with these issues.
Janet and I continue to remain appreciative of Jim’s thoughtful visits with our young daughter Suzanne while on his business trips to New York during her early career. You will be missed by many here my dear friend but we have hopeful plans to meet with you again in heaven. Winston

Chip Smith

January 9, 2020

I grew up in Spartanburg with Jim and considered him a live long brother in recovery. God’s peace to Jim and sincere condolences to his family. “ Just for Today.”

John Bender

January 8, 2020

Dear Patrice & Berkley,
Jim was always such a strong supportive friend to me & many others. From Raleigh to Austin, TX. Remember the annual leaf raking along with my therapy sessions from Jim? I really miss y’all when you moved. But I kept your house to remember y’all by. Never forget the two salesman negotiating back & forth right in your beautifully decorated living room for your gorgeous home in Raleigh, NC. Then the long history dissertation from you on a very special family heirloom that you were leaving-The Pineapple?” I am so sorry that Jim is gone & miss him a bunch. Hope you both will be OK & please keep in touch.
Love, JMANN

Dave Glanzer

January 8, 2020

Jim was funny, serious, a teacher and comforter all at the same time.
He was a blessing to me and many others and will be deeply missed.
My prayers for his family and friends.

Donna Gamble

January 8, 2020

I. Am. Changed.
Now.

My world will not be as
Before,

And,

Nothing can make it as it
Was.

You. Have. Loved.
Me.

Deliberately or not,
Given without cause,
Strengthened by reason,
And,
Taken with joy.

We. Are. All.
Grieved.

Our world still
Spins,

And,

Clocks tick tick,

And,

We will always
Breathe you
There in,

Always.

Donna-

Margie Keith

January 8, 2020

Patrice and Berkeley,
Our hearts go out to you. Please know that Craig and I just loved Jim --he was a bright Light! So grateful for his time in our life! May God wrap His Loving arms around all concerned and bring peace and comfort as only He can. ❤

Love to all,
Craig and Margie

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