Willard Ramey, 83, of Kingsport, passed away August 21, 2022, following a period of declining health. Born and raised in Hawkins County, he has lived in Sullivan County most of his life. He worked as a carpenter for many years. He loved flea markets, antique cars, and working in the garden. Willard attended Way of Life Baptist Church, for many years, where he drove the church bus.
In addition to his parents, John and Effie Ramey, he was preceded in death by seven brothers, Howe, Carl, Gene, Milton, Robert, Jake, and Jim Ramey; and two sisters, Ruby Hagy and Linda Atkins.
Willard is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patsy Ramey; daughter, Brenda Barnes and husband Robert; brother, Ira Ramey; several nieces and nephews; and furbaby, Anna.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022, at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Bro. Johnny Gibson officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at Ross Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.