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Max RameyPassing: November 4, 2020


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Chastain Funeral Home

Saturday, November 21st @ 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Mitchell Cemetery

Saturday, November 21st @ 11:00 a.m.

MITCHELL – Max Ramey, 82, passed away peacefully at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, at 5:36 p.m. Wednesday, November 4, 2020, surrounded by members of his loving family.

Born July 5, 1938, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Glenmore Oliver and Helen Maxine (Mayden) Ramey.  He married Molly Elizabeth Mannix September 13, 1965, and she preceded him in death October 19, 2008.

A schoolteacher and coach for almost 40 years, he retired from North Lawrence Community Schools in 2010.

Richard Scott (Linda) Ramey of Clermont, Florida
Susan Ramey Johnson of Mitchell
Kent Emerson Ramey of Mitchell
Kurt Thomas (Marci) Ramey of Bedford
Chloe Grace Ramey

His parents; wife; and son, Donovan Glen Ramey; and brother, Donovan G. Ramey, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 21, at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

Memorial Gifts:  Athletic Department
                            Bedford North Lawrence High School
                            “Boys and Girls Golf Programs”
                            595 Stars Boulevard
                            Bedford, Indiana 47421

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19 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Jeff Key | Bedford In
    Date: November 22, 2020
    My heart goes out to all of you. Your dad was a Wonderful and Kind and Funny man. I've had many great conversations with him over the last 40 years. I will miss his smile and humor. My Life has been blessed By crossing paths with the Ramey family.
  2. Guest: Roy K. Lintz | Hinesville, GA
    Date: November 21, 2020
    The Ramey Family, Max was my basketball coach at FHS during 1971-74. Each time that I would return to the state of Indiana, I made a point to stop by to see him, we would drink tea and talk for hours. Plus, called and spoke on the phone a few times each year. We talked about the High School years and basketball, always my mentor in life. We became friends over the years. Max will always be Coach Ramey for me. He will be missed.
  3. Guest: Pete Scheibe | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 18, 2020
    My prayers for the Ramey family. Max and I were neighbors and good friends in the 40's and 50's. He was a good man. I am sad for your loss.
  4. Guest: Jim and Dianne Bellush | Bedford, IN
    Date: November 16, 2020
    Max was such a friendly and enjoyable person to be around. He will be missed by many. To a good friend, RIP.
  5. Guest: Kathy Baker | Santa Fe, TX
    Date: November 16, 2020
    Condolences on your family’s loss. Prayers of understanding and peace for y’all.
  6. Guest: Bob Braman | Greenwood, IN
    Date: November 15, 2020
    Scott, Susan, Kent and Kurt--- My thoughts, prayers and memories are with you all. Blessings and peace to each of you.
  7. Guest: Paul D Stroud | Ft. Pierce
    Date: November 15, 2020
    Kathy and I were so sorry to learn of the passing of Max. Our condolences go out the entire family. As we start another basketball season here in Vero Beach it is disheartening to know a coach that always offered sound advice is gone. RIP to a very good coach and educator.
  8. Guest: Lonnie Graves | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: November 14, 2020
    Since the 7th grade at Fayetteville Max always taught us to TAKE THE BALL TO THE HOOP. Which has become a life lesson for me. I will deeply miss my teacher and friend. Praying for the family.
    Date: November 14, 2020
    To all of Max/Bud Ramey's family today, whom I unfortunately never knew, I send my condolences and pray for your comfort in this sad time. Max and I grew up together next door neighbors and shared many hours of BBall in the backyard on S. 9th St. Seeing him at '56 class reunions was always a highlight of the gatherings for me. May God grant you peace in knowing there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven and every tear will eventually be wiped away.
  10. Guest: Thomas Brown | richmond KY
    Date: November 14, 2020
    Prayers to the family. I remember him when i was in high school. he was a great teacher.
  11. Guest: Alicia Simon | French Lick, Indiana
    Date: November 13, 2020
    Mr. Ramey was one of my Driver’s Ed teachers back in 2002. He was the life of that class! Praying for peace and comfort for your family during this time.
  12. Guest: Evan Mattingly & Dorothy Wagner | Mitchell
    Date: November 12, 2020
    Me and Dorothy are sorry to hear of his passing, Everybody will be in our thoughts and prayers.
  13. Guest: Jim Lee | Valdosta, GA
    Date: November 12, 2020
    I am sorry for your loss. Mr. Ramey was my teacher at Fayetteville until my graduation in 1974.
  14. Guest: Pamela S Canada | Oolitic
    Date: November 12, 2020
    Kurt , Marci, and Chloe, I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, had Mr. Ramey for Driver's ed. I remember him yelling at me through the car's radio during Range because I was driving too fast. LOL. I got three speeding tickets the first month I had my license. Losing someone you love is one of the most difficult things to go through in life. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
  15. Guest: Chad Walls | Bedford, Indiana
    Date: November 12, 2020
    Max was the absolute best! From Drivers ED to passing him in the isles at the store he always took time out his day to chat with me. He coached my dad when he was in school. I always commented on how well he kept his Honda Accord clean! Max rest easy buddy you will definitely be missed!
  16. Guest: Roger Davis | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 12, 2020
    We were sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  17. Guest: Dallas Bolton | Williams, Indiana
    Date: November 11, 2020
    Mr. Ramey was my drivers-ed instructor at Fayetteville in 1970-71. Prayers to his family.
  18. Guest: Glenda Ferguson | Paoli, Indiana
    Date: November 11, 2020
    Kurt, Marci and Chloe, You have my sympathy. Big hugs to all three of you.
  19. Guest: Butch osborn | Bedford Indiana
    Date: November 11, 2020
    Grate coach good man Rest In Peace