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Elmer Fathering ‘Snookie’ Ramsey Jr., 75, volunteered at Castle Hayne Fire Department for 20 years

Elmer Fathering 'Snookie' Ramsey Jr.
Elmer Fathering ‘Snookie’ Ramsey Jr.

LELAND — Elmer Fathering “Snookie” Ramsey Jr., 75, passed away peacefully Monday, May 13, 2019, surrounded by his family at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCare Center, Bolivia.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Fathering Ramsey Sr. and Christine Jordan Ramsey.

Elmer is survived by his wife, Tara Denise Ramsey; three aunts and one uncle; as well as many nieces and nephews. Elmer was a loving father to Tammy Ramsey Milliken (husband, Kevin) and Chris Ramsey Sr. (wife, Julie). He was the proud grandfather of Crystal Ramsey Taylor, Karlie Milliken, Chris Ramsey Jr., Amber Ramsey and Hayle Milliken Santos; and proud great-grandfather to Trinity, Brantley, Peyton and River Taylor, Joshua Horner and Ethan Santos. Elmer was a beloved brother to his two brothers, Tinker Ramsey and Bobby Ramsey; and one sister, Pat Norris.

Elmer grew up in Leland, down on the Brunswick County River. Elmer and his siblings spent many years swimming and playing down on the old homestead.

Elmer was a carpenter by trade. He had a passion to fight fires and he volunteered at Castle Hayne Fire Department for 20 years. He had the honor as fire chief from 1979 to 1985. Elmer was a member of Castle Hayne Hunting Club and the Old Town Creek Hunting Club. He was referred to on the C.B. handle as “wolf man.” Elmer was a dedicated employee at High Rise for many years.

The family would like to thank SECU Hospice of Brunswick for the love and care they provided to Elmer in his final days.

A meet and greet will be held from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, with a memorial service following from 7 to 8 p.m. at Wilmington Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422.

Share online condolences with the family at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation.

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