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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
Thursday October 27th, 2022

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Bill Ramey


William Stewart “Bill” Ramey




William Stewart “Bill” Ramey, age 85, of Laurens, and husband of Mary Alice Petty Ramey, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at NHC Healthcare of Laurens.


Born in Honea Path, he was the son of the late Charlie Gillespie and Mary Stewart Ramey.  Bill was a U.S. Navy Veteran, a graduate of Clemson University, and retired as an educator with Laurens School District 55.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens where he was a member of the Bobby Smith Sunday School Class and served as deacon.


Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Rick Ramey of Laurens, Steve Ramey (Beth) of Woodruff, and Ashley Ramey Jenkins (Chip) of Laurens; step-children, Kay Henderson (Jon) of Laurens, and Linda Wessel (Don) of Laurens; sister, Judy Hammond of Texas; twelve grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Stella Ashley Ramey.


A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Laurens conducted by Rev. Steve Ramey, Rev. Phil Hall, and Rev. Tim Marsh.  Visitation will be held in the sanctuary immediately following the memorial service.


A private committal will be held at Westview Memorial Park with Military Honors.


The family will be at their respective homes.


Memorials may be made to the Bobby Smith Sunday School Class, or to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC  29360.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.



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Mr. Ramey touched the lives of thousands of people during his lifetime of of service. He was a good man and will be missed. May you know the peace and grace of God as you walk through this season of life.

Grayson Thomas Nov 29 2022 9:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Ramey

Lynne Bedenbaugh Nov 19 2022 12:39 PM

Mr. Ramsey taught my dad in high school then was my brother's principal then my principal. I thought very highly of Mr. Ramsey. Wished I could spoke to him just one more time. He truly touched so many lives. My prayers and condolences with the family. He was one of the great ones!!!

April Smith Dees Nov 12 2022 10:03 AM

Coach Ramey was the finest Man I ever had the opportunity to know.We did not see each other a lot but the lessons I learned from him were always there in my life.My aunt Edna Smoak kept me informed of his life and what he taught me helped guide me.I love him and will forever be grateful to him for caring.

A.J.Cox Oct 31 2022 3:26 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Ramey

Debbie Coker Abercrombie Oct 30 2022 11:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Ramey

Kathy Turner Oct 29 2022 7:21 AM

What a great service to honor our Coach, friend ,and mentor. Thank you for touching my life and so many others. Prayers for the family We love Coach Ramey

Jim Coleman Oct 28 2022 12:13 PM

Todays Memorial Service for Bill “Coach” Ramey was filled with wonderfully heartfelt words for a man who truly deserved them all. He will be missed sorely by all his family and those of us that had the good fortune to know him.

Scott Holland Oct 27 2022 8:14 PM

Ashley and family, I am so sorry! I did not find out until 1:30 today or Miriam and I would have been at the service. We are all so proud of Billy and his accomplishments. We always admired him. We will be remembering you in our prayers.

Patsy Tribble Oct 27 2022 1:40 PM

Mr. Ramey was a servant and a contributor. We loved and appreciated him. He will be missed. Thank you, God, for Bill Ramey. Love to all of the beautiful family. Love and prayers for you, Mary Alice.

Julie and Steve Hobbs Oct 27 2022 9:41 AM

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