OBITUARY

Robert Ray Ramsey

July 1, 1950November 1, 2018

On Thursday November 1, 2018, Robert Ray Ramsey, loving husband, brother and friend passed away suddenly at Baylor Scott and White, Temple at the age of 68.

Ray was born on July 1, 1950 in Ligonier Pennsylvania to Robert (Bob) Ralph Ramsey and Billie Harmon Ramsey.

He grew up in Killeen, Texas and after graduating from Killeen High School in 1968 he attended the University of Texas and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He enjoyed a very successful career in banking and retired in 2014 as the EVP of Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo Bank in Grapevine, TX.

Ray had a passion for golf and UT, for golf and “road trips”, for golf and Ligonier, for golf and for golf at beautiful places.

While practicing skill shots on the driving range Ray met and courted JoAnn Froelich of Mandan, ND and they were married in 1994. Four years ago they fulfilled their dream of building their own custom home in Horseshoe Bay, TX where Ray enjoyed his golfing passion and could be seen “tooling around” in Sparky his golf cart.

His beautiful wife JoAnn, his sister and brother in law Suzanne and David Schoenecker of Denver, NC as well as his Uncle Jim and Aunt Kay Ramsey of Latrobe, PA. as well as multiple cousins survive Ray.

Ray was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bob and Billie Ramsey and his grandparents Ralph and Emma Ramsey of Ligonier, PA,

Ray will always be remembered for being a true and trusted friend, and mentor in the work place, tutoring and negotiating younger bankers through the banking crisis of 1989 and 2007. Everyone loved Ray and he will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:30PM on November 7, 2018, at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 PM at The Church at Horseshoe Bay.

Internment will be on Saturday November 10, 2018 at Ligonier Valley Cemetery Ligonier, PA.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation Texas at arthritis.org/texas. Online condolences may be made at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, November 7, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Robert Ray Ramsey

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Carolyn Bourgeois

November 8, 2018

JoAnn,

It was a beautiful and touching memorial service.

Love you, dear friend.

Carolyn

Bill Baine

November 7, 2018

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the time I spent with Ray. Playing softball, pick up basketball, golf, trips to Vegas, and eating good Mexican food in Austin. Ray was a good guy and I will miss him.

Yvonne Kyler

November 7, 2018

Dear JoAnn:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I know you and Ray had a very special relationship and wish you God’s healing comfort in the days ahead. You have many friends who are here to support you.
Love to you, friend,
Yvonne Kyler

Shella Hood

November 6, 2018

JoAnn,

My heart hurts for you. I pray that God sends you peace and comfort. Ray was a great boss and mentored so many young bankers but more than that he was a good man. I feel fortunate to have worked with him. My love and prayers to you and the family.

Alexander Nieto

November 5, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts & prayers. Your HSB friends are here for you.

John Gavin

November 5, 2018

JoAnn,
Ray was one of those rare people with whom your life is blessed if paths cross. I always felt a kinship with Ray, that went well beyond our working relationship. I admired him in so many ways and am deeply saddened by your loss. He was a very good man.
Anne and I send our love and prayers for you now and through your tomorrows.
John Gavin

Donna Golden

November 5, 2018

Joanne my heart is heavy and I pray for you with the loss of your beloved Ray. Abby was at Rainbow Bridge to meet with her daddy and take him home. If ever you need anything please let me know. Johnnie and Stephanie will be there to help you.

Sending you my love Donna

Leslie Albrecht

November 3, 2018

Joanne

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I was saddened to hear of Robert’s passing. Please know you will be in my heart and prayers

Kevin Warren

November 3, 2018

The trips to Austin in his VW Bug;
All the years of softball with Goodnight Homes and others
Thoughts and prayers to family.

Rest In Peace Brother!

Kristine Robinson

November 3, 2018

JoAnne,,
My heart is heavy for you my dear friend. You always spoke of Ray as a rock in your marriage and how he is a wonderful husband. (Remember how we always joked that the last good man had been taken by you! and nothing is left for me...Ha. ) I also love the connection we have with UND (Go Fighting Sioux!) I am so glad you were able to travel the places these last three years I have known you and I love your photos of the both of you I have seen!

Know that you and your family and friends are in my prayers . God's promises are faithful.
Hugs to you, my friend. Thanks for the laughter and friendship you have brought me over these last few years!
Your friend and Sister in Christ,
Kristine