Celebration of Life
First Christian Church
1900 Goat Creek Rd.
Kerrville, TX  78028
Friday, March 22, 2024
10:00 AM
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I served in the Air Force.

Gary Lewis RamseyI am a Veteran.

of Kerrville, TX

October 11, 1941 - March 17, 2024

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Gary Lewis Ramsey of Kerrville passed away on March 17, 2024 in San Antonio. He was 82 years old. Born to Ethel Irene and Thomas Lewis Ramsey on October 11, 1941 in Dixon, Missouri, he married Jill Morehead on August 22, 1964 in Chico, California.

Gary graduated from Dixon High School in 1959. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in 1963. He attended Officer's Training School at Camp Lejeune and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1964, serving in the Republic of Vietnam from 1965-66. He received U.S. Air Force Commendation and Achievement medals, as well as the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and an Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, among other citations.

Following an honorable discharge from the Marines, he continued to serve his country by enlisting in the Air Force Reserves in 1981, where he served as a Load Master on C-141 cargo aircraft. This experience instilled in Gary a lifelong love of travel. Following his military retirement in 1998, he continued to travel internationally. During his extensive adventures, Gary became proficient as an ESL facilitator, a skill he shared with others throughout Europe.

Gary moved to Kerrville in 2009 to be near his sister, acclimating quickly to the area and becoming active in the Kerrville Citizens Police Academy, as well as at the Dietert Center, where he shared with others his own favorite way to travel - ''hitching a ride'' on a military transport plane - in his classes on Free Travel for Veterans. He was an active member of the Emmaus community, the Prodigal Sons Bible Study, Mensa, Toastmasters, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the American Legion, Elk's Lodge, Families And Literacy, and the Yoga For Veterans Project. In 2020, he became an enthusiastic associate of ASEA Global, whose products he credited with ameliorating his illness and extending his life.

Gary had a lifelong affiliation with the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He gave his life to the Lord at a young age at his home church in Dixon, taught Sunday School class in California, and joined FCC Kerrville in 2009. In recent years, Gary became an active member of the PowerHour Christian Center in Ingram.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Robert Merideth; and his half-brother, David Ramsey.

He is survived by his daughters, Deborah, Mary Beth, and Angela, of California; his grandsons, Pierce and Avery; granddaughter, Colby; and great-granddaughter, Kinley; his sister, Phyllis Lane of Kerrville, her husband Robert, and her children Brent, Kaia, and Jennifer; his half-sisters, Kay Ramsey and Anna Siebert, of Eldon, Missouri; numerous cousins; and his best buddy, Michael Francis, who shared his passion for serving in the U.S. Air Force.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 22, 2024, at First Christian Church, 1900 Goat Creek Road, Kerrville TX, with Pastor Roy Waldrep and Pastor Michael Cave officiating. Interment will take place in a national cemetery at a later date.

Memorials in Gary's honor may be given to Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview Lane, Kerrville TX 78028.

The family wishes to extend our gratitude to the kind personnel of University Hospital ICU in San Antonio, Kindred Acute Care Hospital ICU and its third floor staff, and to Holy Savior Hospice.