Thomas Hanmer Ramsey, 56, of Keysville, Virginia, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Dix Ramsey.  Tom is survived by his loving children, Zachary Thomas Ramsey and Jessica Lee Ramsey, and his devoted parents, James Daniel Ramsey, Jr., and Lee Hanmer Neal Ramsey.  He also leaves two siblings, James Daniel Ramsey, III, and Katherine Electa Ramsey; a nephew, Matthew Hagop Pierre Roose; and many long-time friends and special loved ones whose lives he touched with his kindness and thoughtfulness.

A native of Keysville, Virginia, Tom graduated from Longwood College, and then spent many successful years in the transportation industry.  He began his career with Overnite Transportation in Roanoke, Virginia, where he won several local, regional and national “top sales” awards.  He later worked with Estes Express Lines in Richmond, Virginia.  But ultimately, Tom returned to his beloved Keysville, which had never been far from his heart and where he could truly enjoy all the wonders of nature and the peace and tranquility of the rural life.  Tom loved volunteering with the Special Olympics, watching “Old West” TV shows, hunting and fishing, but mostly he enjoyed simply sitting quietly in the early morning hours watching the world and noticing the small things others so often take for granted.  He will be greatly missed.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Keysville United Methodist Church, Keysville, Virginia, with interment to follow at Ash Camp Cemetery.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, Virginia, is serving the family.


Condolence Messages

  1. Nece Fears

    01 November 2019 4 years ago

    Mr & Mrs Ramsey , I am so sorry for your loss may the Lord wrap his loving arms around you both an heal your broken hearts , love an many prayers Robert & Bernice Fears !

  2. Rebecca Smith

    01 November 2019 4 years ago

    Tom was a shining, beautiful light in everyone’s lives that he touched. I will miss him dearly.
    My love and prayers to you.

  3. Helen Watts Randolph

    01 November 2019 4 years ago

    So sorry for your loss.May the Lord grant you strength and peace.

  4. Robbie D Pryor

    01 November 2019 4 years ago

    Jimmy and Skee,. I was so very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and peace. My love to you.

    Robbie D Pryor
    Ironwood, Michigan

  5. David Watts

    01 November 2019 4 years ago

    Tom was a friend and super nice person , but he came from great parents , friends to our family through the years as long as I can remember actually . Tom worked out on the farm with brother Bill back in his teens , and a great worker he was . Very fond memories of all those guys , Tom held a special place in the heart of my mother , as we all always enjoyed his presence , Tom will be in our hearts forever ,

  6. Anita C. Edwards

    01 November 2019 4 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and hope that you can be comforted by wonderful memories.

  7. Rita Robinette

    02 November 2019 4 years ago

    Prayers be with the whole family. I went to school with Tom and oh how he loved life.

  8. Jennifer Hamlet Glossop

    03 November 2019 4 years ago

    Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey, Dan and Katherine.. So sorry for your loss.. Tom was a good person, he will be missed..

  9. David Fallen

    04 November 2019 4 years ago

    Hard to believe!!!! We shared some good times while attending Randolph-Henry!!!! Just saw him a few weeks ago!!! Will be missed brother!!!

  10. Tony W. Vaughan

    04 November 2019 4 years ago

    Prayers to the Family…. Tom was a good man!!!……and will be missed.

  11. Betty lyle Hudson

    09 November 2019 4 years ago

    So saddened to hear of Tom’s passing.
    He was a great source of friendship to me while I was going thru my dads illness on Hanmer Hill in 2016. He had a great personality and love of family and friends. No doubt he will truly be missed.
    Love and prayers for all his family,
    Eddie & Betty Lyle Hudson

  12. Friend

    21 January 2020 3 years ago

    You will be missed dearly fly with all u got now.

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