Obituary for Bobby Gene Ramey

Bobby Gene Ramey, age 78 of Pulaski passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the New River Valley Medical Center with his daughter by his side.

Born February 12, 1944 in Grundy, Virginia ( Buchanan County), he was the son of the late William Ellis

Ramey and Nora Jane Dales Ramey. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Leon Ramey and C.A. Ramey.

He graduated in 1963 from Garden High School in Oakwood, Virginia.

He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam with the Air Cavalry. After returning from Vietnam, he worked in the coal mines in Grundy, Virginia. Then, he went on to study at the General Motors Advanced Technical Training Center in Baltimore, MD. to be   an automotive mechanic. For many years, he worked with General Motors and then returned back to Southwest  Virginia  and began working with Volvo  where he retired.

In his spare time, he enjoyed NASCAR and was a classic car enthusiast. He was a lifetime member of the Pulaski Moose Lodge and a member of the AmVets. He attended the Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church and also attended Taking it to the Streets Ministries.


Daughter– Bobbi J. Riden (Howard)- Ft Chiswell

Son– Mark Ramey- Pulaski

Granddaughter– Kelsey Riden

And additional grandchildren- Justin, Arianna and Junior

Great Grandchildren– Natalia, Mark and Kylie

Several Nieces and Nephews

Dear Cousin- Barbara Kinder ( George)

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 2, 2022 11:00 A.M. in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with Pastors Mike Ingo and Charlie Barbettini officiating. Interment will follow at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10:00 am until service time at 11:00 A.M.

To sign Bobby’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.