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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Tuesday January 4th, 2022
9:30am - 11:15am

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Tuesday January 4th, 2022

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Larry Gene Ramsey

Larry Gene Ramsey, 71, of Dupo, IL, died December 30, 2021, in Centreville, IL. He was born November 9, 1950, in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his children Tim Ramsey and Traci (David) Curran; grandchildren Alexis (Zach) Guida, Synnovea Landers (Fiance Thomas "Walker" Lane), Erica Curran, and Max Curran; siblings Dorothy Rodawald, Michael Ramsey, Jerry "JJ" (Cecelia) Ramsey, and Victoria "Vickie" (Jim) Elko; and brother-in-law Gerald Willis.

He is preceded in death by his wife Janice Ramsey; father Emmett Ramsey; and mother Virginia Mathis.

Larry was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waterloo, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran, which he retired from after 23 years of service, ending his career as a Command Sergeant Major. Larry managed Bel-Aire Pawn in Collinsville, IL.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Donor's Choice
Local Veterans Organizations
or Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

9:30 AM until 11:15 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

11:30 AM Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Waterloo
Interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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29 years ago Larry became my father-in-law and immediately embraced me as part of the Ramsey family. He was a kind and decent man, quick with a smile and a laugh. Larry was a fountain of information and wisdom, teaching me so much over the years. When I "left" the family in 2008 he never stopped treating me like his daughter-in-law, even though legally I wasn't any more. I have never stopped thinking of him as my father-in-law. As a grandfather he was unparalleled, my daughters were blessed to have him as their Papa Larry. If he had lived to be 100 he still would have left too soon, the world is lessened by his departure.

Nikki Boggs Jan 4 2022 12:59 AM

I was stunned when I heard of Larry's passing. We had just seen him at the Bishop's Store House on Monday. Larry had been a long time friend to my late wife Denise and her family. He was so generous to others. He will be missed. Rest assured he will hear Heavenly Father say " Well done my faithful servant"

Tom Nash Jan 2 2022 10:06 PM

I met Larry at the Bishop's Storehouse where we both served the Lord faithfully. He worked tirelessly and with the spirit of the Lord always guiding his actions. He was a very kind and caring person. The last time I saw him, he was picking up an order to deliver to someone for Christmas. He gave me a hug and wished me a Merry Christmas. That's how I will remember him.

Sandy DEMILLE Jan 2 2022 9:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Ramsey

Sandy DEMILLE Jan 2 2022 9:33 PM

Larry shared his witticisms on his time in Army as we packed tubs and pallets at the Bishops' Storehouse. Always a good laugh with his unique chuckle..

He was a leader and yet compassionate. His energy in giving to others should be an inspiration to all.

May he help guide us all from the other side of the vail!

Brother Koch Jan 2 2022 7:43 PM

I thought of larry as a brother of mine. He was always there when i called him for anything. He helped me with Emmett and pauline my mom alot. Larry was the kinda person everyone loved to be around. He could make you feel good no matter how your day was going. I'm going to miss you dear. Give Emmett and mom a big hug from me.now i got another beautiful angel in my corner for life..

Sue Taylor Jan 2 2022 1:11 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Larry Ramsey

SueTaylor Jan 2 2022 1:06 PM