OBITUARY

Leslie Eugene Ramsey

June 20, 1941January 8, 2021

Leslie Eugene Ramsey, 79, of Lyndhurst passed away on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Born June 20, 1941 in Rockbridge County, he was the son of the late Raymond Leslie and Vivian (Staton) Ramsey. On July 25, 1964 he married Barbara Dodd. The two shared a blessed marriage of 56 years.

Leslie was a graduate of Waynesboro High School Class of 1960. Following high school, he attended the University of Virginia School of Engineering. He was an active member of First Baptist Church for 52 years and served as a past Deacon and on various church committees. Leslie was also a member of the Blue Ridge Corvette Club and was a member of Lee Lodge #209 AF&AM and was a 32nd degree Mason for 45 years. Prior to retirement in 1996, he was employed with the Clifton-Forge Waynesboro Telephone Company where he worked for 26 faithful years. He was a board member of the DuPont Community Credit Union for 10 years and served as Treasurer, a committee member at Augusta Health, a board member of Waynesboro Retail Merchants Association, a board member of Waynesboro-East Augusta Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Waynesboro Noon Rotary Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Josephine Dodd; and brother-in-law, William Eugene Dodd.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Dodd Ramsey; sisters, Alice Davis and Bernie Ramsey of Sun City, AZ; sisters-in-law, Patsy Dodd Eye (Sheldon) of Waynesboro and Joyce Dodd Robertston (Larry) of Fayetteville, NC; nieces and nephews, Gregory Eye (Amy) of Verona, Michael Robertson of Wilmington, NC, Teresa Dodd Bones of Knoxville, TN, Karen Robertson Libby (Bill) of Fayetteville, NC, and Preston Fry of Sun City, AZ; great nieces and nephews, Jake Bones, McKenna Robertson, John Robertson, Benjamin Crumpler, and Madysen Libby; and special friends, Deena and Gary Mitchell, Tyler MItchell and Josh, Sallie and Sadie Mitchell.

Following cremation, a graveside service with Masonic rites by Lee Lodge #209 will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Beech Grove Christian Church Cemetery, Club Creek Road (Rt. 680), Beech Grove, Va with Rev. Barrett Owen officiating. All who plan to attend are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Due to COVID-19 facemasks and social distancing will be required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Beech Grove Cemetery Fund, 1207 Beech Grove Road, Roseland, VA 22967 or First Baptist Church, Fellowship Fund, 301 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents,Raymond Leslie and Vivian (Staton) Ramsey;father-in-law and mother-in-law, Martin and Josephine Dodd; and brother-in-law, William Eugene Dodd.


    Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Dodd Ramsey; sisters, Alice Davis and Bernie Ramsey of Sun City, AZ; sisters-in-law, Patsy Dodd Eye (Sheldon) of Waynesboro and Joyce Dodd Robertston (Larry) of Fayetteville, NC; nieces and nephews, Gregory Eye (Amy) of Verona, Michael Robertson of Wilmington, NC, Teresa Dodd Bones of Knoxville, TN, Karen Robertson Libby (Bill) of Fayetteville, NC, and Preston Fry of Sun City, AZ; great nieces and nephews, Jake Bones, McKenna Robertson, John Robertson, Benjamin Crumpler, and Madysen Libby; and special friends, Deena and Gary Mitchell, Tyler MItchell and Josh, Sallie and Sadie Mitchell.
  • DONATIONS

  • Beech Grove Cemetery Fund, 1207 Beech Grove Road, Roseland, VA 22967 or First Baptist Church, Fellowship Fund, 301 S. Wayne Ave., Waynesboro, VA 22980

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

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CHARLES TRIBLE

January 26, 2021

Les was a long time acquaintance whom I met through the Blue Ridge Corvette Club and since we both shared an employment background with regulated utilities we had much to converse about. He was a delight to see at Club events and we always enjoyed the company of Les and Barbara. The Club won't be the same without him.

Linda Faistenhammer

January 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Les. I have so many great memories of socializing with you and Les back in the good ole days. He was a kind and gentle soul. A true gentlemen. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your family.

keith biser

January 18, 2021

I worked for Les at CFW as a communications consultant and can tell you he was one of a kind. Very professional and a great mentor. He will really be missed.

Alan Christopher

January 16, 2021

I will always fondly remember Les as a gentle, kind man with a remarkable energy to be involved in many influential endeavors. I will miss his smile.

SUSAN WILLIAMS

January 15, 2021

Knowing Les has enriched our lives for 20 years. He has been a true friend. He always had a smile on his face and a big hug for everyone. He was an encourager and a light to all in the room. Les will be greatly missed, but we will see him again in Heaven. Sent with love from Ken & Susan.

Sylvia Witt

January 12, 2021

Barbara: Sorry to hear about Les. He was a wonderful person to have known,

Drew Ellen Gogian

January 12, 2021

Les was one of the most kind and genuine people I have ever met. I am blessed to have known him and will miss him deeply. My sincerest condolences to Barbara and all friends and family.

Judith Cariker

January 12, 2021

Barbara, thoughts and prayers for you and the family at the loss of Les. I had the pleasure of working with him for many years at CFW Telephone and remember fondly his smile and kind demeanor. He gave selflessly to others and he will be truly missed. May the memories you cherish of your 56 years together and the love of friends be a comfort to you during this sad time.

Jane Glenn

January 11, 2021

Barbara, prayers for you and the family at this very sad time. Leslie and I have been friends since grade school. A truly wonderful person. Rest in peace my friend.
Jane Glenn

Jackie Smith

January 11, 2021

Rest in piece our prayers will be with you Barbara and Family! He was Allison Fry uncle she sends her condolences to the family!

FROM THE FAMILY