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James “Jim” Ramsey

Greater is He that is in you, then he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

James “Jim” Ramsey, age 79, of Erwin, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center CLC1. He was a Unicoi County native and a son of the late Dennis and Viola Guinn Ramsey. At the age of 15, Jim left home to work on the assembly line for Chrysler in Detroit. After a brief period in Detroit he returned home to join the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Washington. Following his time in the military, he returned home again working various careers, and retiring as owner/operator of Weathertite Aluminum Company, of Erwin. Mr. Ramsey was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he served as an usher and was a member of the Regular Fellows Sunday School Class. He loved his church dearly. Jim loved to go camping and to travel, but above all he loved his son and grandchildren. Other than his parents and a sister, Mary Lou Chandler, Jim is preceded in death by his wife, Janice Ramsey in March 2013.

Jim leaves behind:
Son: Denny Ramsey and wife, Joan of Elizabethton
Grandchildren: Justin Ramsey
Chad Ford
Autumn Chandler and husband, Shane
Great Grandchildren: Chase and Tori Chandler
Brother: Jerry Ramsey and wife, Marie of Unicoi
Nephews & Nieces: Stacy King Peake and husband, Stacy and their sons, Zack and Matty
Tony King and wife, Susan
Jeff Chandler
Kathy Chandler
David Ramsey and Mallene Shelton
Mark Ramsey and wife, Michelle and their children, Taylor, Chad, & Krista
Great Niece: Marissa Chandler
Great Nephew: Jason Chandler

The family would like to express thanks to the wonderful staff at VA CLC1 who cared for Jim like family, Dr. Gary Bush, Dr. Holiday and PA Kathy Neal, as well as the Regular Fellows Sunday School Class for their friendships and visits.

A funeral service for James “Jim” Ramsey will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:00 PM at Calvary Baptist Church, 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN 37650. Reverend David Crutchfield and Reverend Burnie Jones will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by Larry Pate. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 PM until service time at Calvary Baptist Church. A committal service will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Mausoleum Chapel of Evergreen Cemetery. Those who will attend will meet at Valley Funeral Home on Thursday by 10:30 AM to go in procession to Evergreen Cemetery. Those serving as pallbearers are Justin Ramsey, Chad Ford, Jerry Ramsey, Mark Ramsey, David Ramsey, and Tony King. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 540 Adams Street, Erwin, TN 37650.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of James “Jim” Ramsey through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.