Home Passings Ashville OH- James “Jim” E Ramey (March 20, 1952 – December 21, 2020)

Ashville OH- James “Jim” E Ramey (March 20, 1952 – December 21, 2020)


Ashville OH- James E. Ramey, 68 of Ashville, OH transitioned December 21, 2020 at Berger Hospital, Circleville, OH.

Jim was born on March 20, 1952 at White Cross Hospital, Columbus, OH. to Robert J. Ramey and Jessie E. (Wilson) Ramey.

A 1970 graduate of Teays Valley High School. Retired Machine Operator after 26 years of service to Kroger Bakery, Columbus, OH. Mechanic at River’s Edge Golf Course, Chillicothe, OH for four years prior to their closing course. Employed the past 24 years as mechanic at Foxfire Golf Club.

Jim was preceded in death by both parents and mother-in-law, Jo-Anne Harding, formerly of Circleville, OH and brother-in-law Robin Rathburn, Chillicothe, OH.

Jim is survived by loving wife of 43 years, Rita (Rathburn) Ramey; son and family, J.R. (April Browning) Ramey and grandson J2 and granddaughter Ashley of Bainbridge, OH. son and family, Joshua Ramey (Laura Hite) Ramey and granddaughter Lily of Ashville, OH; sister Debbie Ramey (Joe) Maxie of Oak Ridge, TN; brothers Michael (Janice) Ramey of Ashville, OH and Dan (Melissa) Ramey of Waverly, OH;  numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and longest friendship with Gale Sawyer of Ashville, OH.

Jim was an internationally known leader, devoting 35 years of service.

Leadership Involvement:

  • Member of Trail Life Troop # OH-0116 from 2013 Inception.
  • Committee Chair Trail Life Troop  # OH-0116 
  • High Adventure Chairman North Central Region.
  • Member: Ohio Rappel Masters Rappel Instructor
  • Webelos Leader: Pack #534
  • Scoutmaster: Troop #155
  • Chief Logan Service Area Committee
  • North Shores Council
  • Katinonkwat 93
  • Order of The Arrow
  • Tecumseh Lodge #65

Founder of the following: Eagle Feather (A National Junior Leadership Training), Blackfoot Leader Development and Double “H” High Adventures.


  • Wood Badge
  • Silver Beaver Award
  • National President’s Scoutmaster Award
  • National Eagle Scout Association Scoutmaster Award of Merit
  • BSA 50 Mile Hike Award
  • Chief Logan Bridge Builder Award
  • Simon Kenton Council Arrowhead Award
  • Simon Kenton Power Horn Award
  • Ohio Valley District Scouter Award
  • Sons of The American Revolution Outstanding Personal Service Award

Fond Memories:

  • As a Cub Scout, celebrating BSA 50th Anniversary with his father as his leader, along his twin cousins Rodney and Bob Wilson.
  • A.W. Marion Hargus Lake Day Camp Staff
  • Camp Falling Rock Summer Camps
  • Yearly National Camporee held in Dorchester Ontario, Canada.
  • Three “Philmont” Trek’s
  • One “Pike’s Peak” Trek
  • Daniel Boone Base Camp
  • Hocking Hills Winter Hikes
  • Rappelling off Cliffs and Buildings
  • J.R. being Elected Tecumseh Lodge Chief, the youngest in United States at age 14.
  • Both Sons achieving rank of Eagle Scout.

A Private Service was held at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, Ashville, OH.

Words of Comfort: Rev. Dan Ramey.  Concluding service and interment was at Beckett Cemetery, Commercial Point, Ohio.

Online condolences may be made at olivercheekfuneralhome.com

Donations May Be Made in Jim’s Memory to the following:

“Trail Life”

Make checks to: TLUSA-NCR

In Memo: Jim Ramey Memorial Fund


c/o. C.J. Cordell

30777 State Highway #40

New Auburn, WI 54757


“Friends of Hocking Hills” Memorial Fund

Make checks to: Friends of Hocking Hills

In memo: James Ramey

Friends of Hocking Hills State Park

P.O. Box #101 Logan, OH 43138

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