Robert Luther Ramey "Chalk Eye," lifelong resident of Birchwood, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2023, at his home. Mr. Ramey was born in Layfette. He was the son of the late Luther Ramey and Myrtle Frye Ramey. Robert was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Gamble Road Baptist Church. He was a carpenter by trade and built houses for over 60 years. Robert was well known in the community as "Chalk" or "Chalk Eye" by his friends.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 60 years, Juanita Ramey; brothers, Gene Ramey and Bill Ramey; sisters, Polly Hout, Peggy Patty, Barbara Marshall and Joe Ramey; and his seven great-great-grandchildren.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 10 years, June Bettis Ramey; seven daughters, Vickie Gann, Debbie (Ronnie) Exum, Carolyn (T.J.) Bowman, Betty (Sam) Brown, Lisa (Doug) Christopher, Pamela Swafford and Robbie Bandy; step-daughters, Debbie Triplett and Mandy Triplett; his step-son, Keith (Stephanie) Bettis; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
The family will be receiving friends on Monday, Sept. 25 from 1-7 p.m. at Gamble Road Baptist Church.
A Celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. at Gamble Road Baptist Church, with pastor Josh Cornelius officiating. The family will be receiving friends from noon-1 p.m., prior to the service. A graveside service is to follow at Holder Cemetery, with Joseph Gann, B.J. Millsaps, Jason Millsaps, Eric Millsaps, Samuel Brown, Tommy Bowman, Matthew Bandy, Jonathan Bowman and Charlie Exum serving as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Keith Bettis, Hunter Taylor, Bean Millsaps and John Luter.
Share a personal memory of Robert or your condolences with his family at his online memorial at www.compaionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral Home of Cleveland and the Cody family are honored to assist the family with these arrangements.