John Mark Ramsey, 83, was born on November 15, 1937 in Beggs Oklahoma to Henry Richard Ramsey and Mary Kathyrn Thomas. He was married to Emma Louise Beavers of Birch Tree, Missouri. He passed from this Life arriving safely at his heavenly home and into the arms of Jesus on August 17, 2021.
John served in the National Guard for homeland Security in his younger years and was released with an honorable discharge. He was self-employed and ran Allied Home Care as well as air conditioning repair for many years. He worked on small and large appliances. John loved to collect and gather antiques, vehicles, and any other item he saw as having value. He enjoyed fishing, hunting for rocks and mushrooms. He studied the names of trees and grasses and absolutely loved to be in nature. He worked as a janitor, bus driver and para-professional for many years in the Antlers School system. He enjoyed being around the students and helping mentally handicapped children. John was a pastor in Antlers for a season where he played the guitar and preached the word of God with much passion. He had such a compassionate heart and ministered in the jails, nursing homes as well as helping those struggling with addictions. John was an evangelist at one point in his life and traveled in Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas with his dear minister friends. He went on two missionary trips to Mexico orphanages helping to preach, fix and paint buildings. But what he loved the most was to be with his family, his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He attended basketball games, softball games, church functions and graduations. He was an extremely generous man and helped alot of people who were in need. He loved talking about all kinds of topics, but his favorite was talking about the Lord. He was a man who was very fervent in prayer especially for others. He never ever complained about how he felt or about much anything else. He was a beloved dad and papa but most of all he was a lover of Jesus and a friend to us all and never met a stranger.
John was preceded in death by his parents: Henry and Mary Ramsey; wife: Louise Ramsey; sister: RoseMary Smith; sister-in-law: Jan Ramsey; step- brothers: Earnest Ramsey, Willie Ramsey; son-in-law: Daniel B. Cunningham; and a grandson: Little Dan Cunningham.
He is survived by his brothers: Paul Henry Ramsey of Okmulgee, OK, James David Ramsey and wife Sue of Preston, OK; his children: Kathy Garza and husband Joel of Savoy, TX, Julie Winters and husband Lionel of Farris, OK, John Mark Ramsey II of Bakersville, CA; grandchildren: Katherine Cornwell and husband Randy of Savoy, TX, Levi D. Cunningham and wife Ashley of Sherman, TX, R. Tyrel Cunningham and wife Nichole of Denison, TX, Krista A. Winters of Farris, OK, Kalli Dawn Martin and husband Blake of Durant, OK, Warren John Mark Ramsey of Bakersfield, CA, Israel Garza and wife Amanda of Ohio, Monica and Michael Nicholson of Sherman; great grandchildren: Olivia, Olissa, and Odessa Cornwell, Addison and Derek Cunningham, Christian, Emory, Zachariah Cunningham, Luke, Jacob, Abigail Nicholson, and Charity Garza; along with numerous other relatives and friends.
Family gathering will be held 11 am to 1 pm Saturday August 21, 2021 at Serenity Funeral Service in Antlers, Oklahoma.
Memorial service for John will be held 4 PM at the United Pentecostal Church in Savoy, Texas on August 29, 2021.
Cremations services are entrusted with Serenity Funeral Service in Antlers, Oklahoma.
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