Ramirez, Joseph Maria, II (Dunlap)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Joseph Maria Ramirez II, (Oct. 3, 1938 – June 8, 2018) passed away surrounded by his family. He was a graduate of Chattanooga Central High School and The University of Chattanooga. Joe was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, The Sons of The American Revolution and Order of the Crown of Charlemagne.  In 1959, he met and married "his girl," Niza, while visiting friends in Brazil. In 1963, he began his career teaching American history in Douglas, Az., followed by a stop in Louisville, Ky. He returned to his home town of Chattanooga in 1972 and finished his career as a real-estate appraiser. Next to his love, Niza, and the births of his children and grandchildren, Joe's favorite memory was a chance meeting and friendly conversation with a young senator from Massachusetts named John F. Kennedy. 

Joe loved discussing politics, genealogy and his faith in the Lord. He had a passion for language and was fluent in four. He enjoyed Saturday nights at the symphony, re-watching episodes of Star Trek and the occasional glass of wine and a smoke with his good buddy, Tracy Overman, in his man cave. 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Randolph and Mary Belle (Price) Ramirez and his wife, Dionisia (Bezerra) Ramirez.

He is survived by his children, Joseph (Kathy) Ramirez III, Sandra (Ken) Crabtree, Randi (Kristi) Ramirez; grandchildren, Joseph Ramirez IV, David, John, Luke and Joel Crabtree, Joshua (Alyssa) Ramirez, Ashley (Anthony) Cook, Caleb Ramirez, Katie, and Kristen Boynton and Gabrielle Ramirez; two great-grandchildren, Remy and Rhys Ramirez; and extended family members Anita Sims, Mary Lou Dominguez, and Lynn Harmon.

Our family invites you to come and share a memory of Joe Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. CST at Ewton Funeral Home in Dunlap.


Ramsey, Charles Ray (Tunnel Hill)

Ware, Lew Jean (LaFayette)

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Charles Ray Ramsey age 60 of Tunnel Hill, Georgia, departed this life early Saturday morning, January 19, 2019, at Hamilton Medical Center. He was born Aug. 24, 1958 in Boaz, Al., a son of ... (click for more)

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