Ramsey Searcy, age 84, passed away Tuesday morning, January 8, 2008, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.
Hayes Funeral Home
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2008, in the chapel of Hayes Funeral Home, Reverend Ronald Macey officiating. Entombment will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock, Texas. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 10412 Highway 6, (409) 925-3501.
Mr. Searcy was born December 9, 1923 in Desha, Arkansas. He came to Galveston in 1945 and lived there until 1980. After retiring in 1980, he and his wife made their home in Rye, Texas. Mr. Searcy was a heavy equipment operator having retired from the Operating Engineers Local 450 in Texas City and was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during World War II.
He was a life member of VFW Post 880 in Galveston, a life member of AMVETS
Post 13 in Rye, and a member of American Legion Post 20, Elks Lodge 126, and
past president of the Sons of Hermann Gulf Lodge 126, all in Galveston.
Mr. Searcy was preceded in death by his parents, Adlai and Addie Searcy; three brothers, Jim, Charles and Dale Searcy; brothers-in-law, John and Dewey Johnston and a sister-in-law, Margie Holifield.
Survivors will be his loving and devoted wife of 57 years, Aubrey Faye Searcy of Rye; a loving and devoted daughter, Sharon Kaye Searcy of Houston; sisters-in-law, Mary Johnston, Birdie Brantley, Kyleine Scales, Bo Lohec and husband, Ronald; brother-in-law, Leo Johnston and wife, Mamie; numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Mrs. Searcy and Sharon would like to express their thanks to the devoted medical staff of San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Rost, Bradley Owens, Joe Parker, Kevin Holifield, Mike Owens, Donnie Mayville, Clint Douglas and Ted Green. Honorary bearers will be Leo Johnston, Ronald Lohec, Don Griffin, John McDowell, Virgil Cranford, Shep Green, and Bob Besaw, Buck Myers, Kyle Johnston, Jr. and Kristopher Johnston.
Memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, attn. Tributes and/or Ronald McDonald House, P.O. Box 1045, Galveston, TX 77553. www.hayesfuneralhome.com