Denard Pinkney Ramsey, 86, of Timpson, Texas, passed away August 22, 2016, in Nacogdoches, TX. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Shady Grove Cemetery, Timpson, with Bro. Jimmy Nix officiating.
Born May 15, 1930, in Shelby County, Texas, on the family farm. Denard Pinkney Ramsey was the son of the late William Yancy and Ester (Pennington) Ramsey. After graduating from Timpson High School in 1948, Denard enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean War. Following his time spent in the militatry, Denard was employed with Trailmobile as a painter, later learning to weld. He enjoyed keeping up with the weather. Denard found monitoring therometers and rain gages very interesting. He also enjoyed looking at the stars with his telescope. Denard enjoyed playing the steel guitar. He was a member of Highway Tabernacle and loved his church and church family.
Survivors include his son, Randy Ramsey, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Kelly Plunkett and husband Jason of Lumberton, Texas; nephews, Shannon Ramsey and wife Judy of Timpson, Texas, Benny Ramsey, of Amarillo, Texas, Bill Hughes and wife Kathy of Center, Texas; niece, Evelyn Chapman Grace of Rhome, Texas; 3 grandchildren; Trevor Ramsey, Cameron Plunkett, and Caitlin Plunkett; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
In addition to his parents, Denard Pinkney Ramsey was preceded in death by brothers, Ellis Ramsey, Leonard Ramsey; sisters, Dorothy Hughes, Emma Dean Chapman, and Lillie Earles.
To convey condolences online please visit www.taylorfh.net. Taylor Funeral Home, 511 Ross Graves Dr., Timpson, TX 75975, is in charge of arrangements.