Elmer Fathering Ramsey Jr.

October 4, 1943 - May 13, 2019
Elmer Fathering Ramsey Jr.

Elmer Fathering Ramsey Jr. “Snookie” of Leland, North Carolina passed away peacefully at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Bolivia on May 13, 2019 surrounded by his family. .

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents Elmer Fathering Ramsey Sr. and Christine Jordan Ramsey.

Elmer was survived by his wife Tara Denise Ramsey.

Elmer is also survived by three aunts and one uncle, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Elmer was a loving father to Tammy Ramsey Milliken (husband Kevin) and Chris Ramsey Sr. (wife Julie). He was a proud grandfather of Crystal Ramsey Taylor, Karlie Milliken, Chris Ramsey Jr, Amber Ramsey and Hayle Milliken Santos. As well a proud great grandfather to Trinity, Brantley, Peyton and River Taylor, Joshua Horner and Ethan Santos.

Elmer was a beloved brother to his two brothers Tinker Ramsey and Bobby Ramsey and one sister Pat Norris.

Elmer grew up in Leland, North Carolina down on the Brunswick County River. Elmer and his siblings spent many years swimming and playing down on the old homestead.

Elmer was a carpenter by trade. He had a passion to fight fires and he volunteered at Castle Hayne Fire Department for 20 years. He had the honor as Fire Chief from 1979-1985. Elmer was a member of Castle Hayne Hunting Club and the Old Town Creek Hunting Club. He was referred to on the CB handle as “wolf man”. Elmer was a dedicated employee at High Rise for many years.

The family would like to thank SECU Hospice of Brunswick for the love and care they provided to Elmer in his final days.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane Bolivia, North Carolina 29422.

A Meet ‘n Greet will be Tuesday May 21st from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a memorial service following at 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Wilmington Chapel.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation – Wilmington Chapel – 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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  • May 15, 2019
    Pat Norris lit a candle:
    Lit since May 15, 2019 at 5:06:17 AM

  • May 15, 2019
    Frank Meyer says:
    My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the entire family. I first met Elmer about 44 years ago when he and my father volunteered at Castle Hayne Volunteer Fire Department. Later, when I was old enough to officially join, Elmer was my first fire chief. While there were others who influenced me, my father and Elmer were my two earliest influences that shaped my thoughts serving my community. My fondest memories outside the fire department were the times Elmer shared some of his favorite deer hunting spots with us.

  • May 15, 2019
    Jane Crowder says:
    Please accept our condolences in the passing of your brother. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you during this difficult time. Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Village Road Chapel, Leland Jane Crowder, Cindy Kersey and Mae Brinson

  • May 15, 2019
    tammy says:
    I fell blessed .. you were there when I took my first breath and I was there when you took your last .. fly high daddy

  • May 18, 2019
    J.Y. SMITH says:
    TO THE FAMILY OF ELMER RAMSEY JR. I AM SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER JEHOVAH GOD AND HIS SON CHRIST JESUS UNDERSTANDS YOUR SUFFERING AND THEY CARE ABOUT YOU, BECAUSE WHEN JESUS LOST HIS LIFE AND DIED, JEHOVAH RESURRECTED HIM BACK TO LIFE. 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3,4. THEIR HEARTFELT DESIRE AND PROMISE IS TO REUNITE US WITH OUR DECEASED LOVED ONES AGAIN BY MEANS OF A RESURRECTION TO LIFE HERE ON A BEAUTIFUL PARADISE EARTH WHERE SICKNESS, PAIN, AND THE ENEMY DEATH WILL NO LONGER BE. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:26; ACTS 24:15; JOHN 5:28,29; PSALMS 37:10,11 & 29; & REVELATION 21:3-5. MAY THESE SCRIPTURES AS WELL AS THE CHERISHED MEMORIES YOU HAVE OF ELMER PROVIDE YOU PEACE DURING THIS TIME OF SADNESS AND LOSS. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES. JW.org.