OBITUARY

Thomas Edward Ramsey

April 14, 1926November 4, 2018
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Thomas Edward Ramsey, 92, of Ormond Beach, FL, died on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Florida Hospital Memorial. Tom was born in 1926 in Logan County, KY. Tom moved to Florida in 1964 from Maryland. Tom enlisted in the US Navy at 18 years old and served his country for 20 yrs., he retired with the US Postal after 20 yrs. of service as well. Tom also enjoyed his time working security at the Ocean Center for 10 yrs. and was a Life Member of VFW Post 1590. Tom enjoyed fishing, bowling, especially BINGO. Tom was preceded in death by his daughter Jill in 2013. His wife of 62 yrs., Julia; daughter, Nancy Tosh and granddaughter, Dana Tosh, survives Tom. A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00PM, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home-Ormond Beach, 548 N. Nova RD, Ormond Beach, FL. Family will receive friends from 11:00AM until service time on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association.

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Thomas Edward Ramsey

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Deronda Meyer

November 11, 2018

The very first time I met your father I was probably in middle school. Right away I knew one thing; he was fiercely, partisanly on your side. He was Team Nancy all the way. I felt like I understood your dad; he had bone deep family loyalty. I know that “partisanship” was behind a lot of the words he directed your way in his later life. You were the best, with the most potential and natural ability; so he was always gonna give you “constructive criticism” as he saw it, because that was something he could give you. I also remember your dad’s smile in the kitchen, his dad jokes (which, next to little kid jokes, are the best jokes). Praying that nothing but good memories come your way. Indeed, may his memory live on!

Dana Tosh

November 10, 2018

Tom was my grandad. I remember playing cards and games with him since I was little. It was one of my favorite parts of visiting him, even though he always had to win. I love him very much and will miss him a lot. His memory and positive impact in our lives will live on. Love you Grandad.

Freida Allen

November 8, 2018

Uncle Ed was one reason I was determined to graduate and become a Registered Nurse. When I was accepted into the Nursing Program at St. Thomas, Uncle Ed said I would never graduate. He said I would quit and get married. I was determined to graduate just to show him I could. I did not get married until 3 months after I graduated. I showed him!! Haha.

Nancy Tosh

November 7, 2018

I remember when I wanted to go to graduate school, giving up full time work to be a full time student, and I got some puzzled looks and a noted lack of support from a few friends and others who didn't think it was wise. But...my father supported my decision and was proud of my accomplishments and encouraged me through those eight years of pinching pennies and working odd jobs and earning fellowships (and working them off). He encouraged me when I moved I across the country to attend UCSB. He was there when I graduated with my doctorate. This man with a high school education, who worked hard all his life for his family, always thought college was important for me. He told me he wanted me to live - not just survive day-to-day. I am Dr. Nancy Ramsey Tosh today in large part because of him. This is just one memory and this is for you Dad. Thank you for believing in me :)

Nancy

Vickie Harrell

November 6, 2018

Uncle Ed was always a joy to be around. He was always a jokester! He and Aunt Julia are role models of mine. They exemplified a happy loving marriage and were always loving and positive to me. My deepest sympathy is extended to Aunt Julia and Nancy. Much love, Vickie

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