Eugene Ramsey, "Bubba," as he was affectionately called by many, was born on June 9, 1934, in Sumter County, to the late Clifton and Elizabeth Bowman Ramsey. He departed this earthly life and entered eternal rest on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Being reared in a Christian home, Eugene attended Enon Baptist Church and became a member at an early age. Eugene never forgot his spiritual teachings. As an avid reader, he continued reading, interpreting and studying God’s word. While living at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center, he attended Bible teachings by various church leaders, involving himself and excelling in many activities relating to the Bible.

Eugene was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and graduated from St. Michael High School. After graduation, he was drafted into the United States Army, where he was committed and served his country unselfishly. He often shared many details about his job as a combat engineer assistant and his many travels to various countries. After the military, Eugene lived and worked in New York City for many years.  When returning to Sumter, he was employed by the Eastern Brick and Tile Co. for years, later retiring.

Eugene was very knowledgeable about science, history and geography and kept abreast on current events. He enjoyed sharing what he had learned with others as well as stories about our family that were passed on to him. He was blessed with a terrific memory. He could talk for hours with anyone he came in contact with, always showing love and concern for them.

Eugene leaves to cherish precious memories: a son, Larry Ramsey of Dalzell; two daughters, Gloria Ann Goodman and Jennifer Ramsey, both of Dalzell; a loving and devoted sister, Deloris R. Hunter-Stephenson (James) of Sumter; a beloved brother, Ronald H. Ramsey of Charleston; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Ramsey; two special cousins, Dorothy Ramsey and Ernestine Ramsey-James; several nieces and nephews, Bobby Gene Ramsey (Kim) of Sumter, Roderick Ramsey and Rhonda Ramsey of Atlanta, LaTasha Hunter-McCaskill (Kevin) of Boston, Massachusetts, and Jamal Ramsey Hunter of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Clifton and Elizabeth Ramsey, Eugene was preceded in death by his oldest brother, Lisbon H. Ramsey, whom he dearly loved; two aunts, Katie and Hattie Ramsey; and a special cousin, James Henry Ramsey Sr.

The family expresses much appreciation to the staff of Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center and Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Job’s Mortuary.

Interment will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia. 

Job’s Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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