Richard Lee Ramey Sr.

Richard Lee Ramey Sr. died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Highlands.


He was born Aug. 6, 1935 in Danville, Virginia, the son of the late Robert Home and Helen Tesh Ramey.

After graduating from North Carolina State College with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Ramey was employed by Duke Power Company for 35 years until his retirement in 1992.

He was a devoted member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. For several years he and his family lived in Davidson and after moving to Cashiers joined Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.

Mr. Ramey served in the United States Army during the Korean War. In retirement, he enjoyed mountain living with his family and friends.

Richard Ramey is survived by his wife of 45 years, Madge Wiseman Ramey; child, Helen Tesh Ramey and Richard Lee Ramey  Jr. (Vladimir); and brother, the Rev. Dr. Robert H Ramey Jr. (Gail).

The family expresses its gratitude to Eckerd Living Center and its staff, and especially to Stephanie Hensley, Mr. Ramey’s caregiver.

A graveside service was conducted Friday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in Highland Burial Park in Danville, Virginia officiated by his brother and the Rev. Allen Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to



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Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173