In Memory

David Ramsey - Class Of 1968


David Bennis Ramsey

In the early morning of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, David Bennis Ramsey, loving husband and father of two children, was taken by the Lord at the age of 74 in Sweeny, Texas. David who was known for his compassion, jokes, and work ethic will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

David was born on June 5, 1945, in Bromley, Kent, England to Ben and Diane (Lock) Ramsey. He graduated from Westbury High School in 1963 and received his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin in Nacodoches in 1968, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Fraternity. He received his master ́s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries from Texas A&M University in 1973, where he was a member of the Wildlife Honor Society. David joined the United States Navy in 1968, the rank of Ensign.

He married Bartlett Ann Milam in 1969, and they raised two sons, Bret and Brad. David and Bartlett moved to Angleton, Texas in 1973, where he first worked for Texas A&M Extension Service. He then went to Dow Chemical TS&D, working his way up to becoming a Senior Developmental Chemist, and then project leader at Dow where he developed a number of patents.

David had a passion for golfing, fishing, hunting, and sports especially the Texas Aggies, Houston Texans, and Astros. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit, and believed that his greatest accomplishment in life were his two children.

David was preceded in death by his father, Ben, mother, Diane, and his son, Brad.

David is survived by his wife Bartlett, his son, Bret, his daughter-in-law Andrea, his grandchildren, Haley, Thomas, Marie-Therese, Felicity, Isabel, Clare, his brothers Russel and Mark, and their wives, Ann and Rita, niece Susanne Moran, nephews Denton, Hunter, Christian, and many family and friends.

The family of David Ramsey wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time, especially the pallbearers: Tim Roye, Tuck Kemper, Pat Hefferman, Brad Lewno, James Broussard, Blake Bartholome, John Pressau, Don Schwank, Fuzzy Martin, and Aaron Collier, and the Staff at Sweeny House, Sweeny Hospital, Dr. Leal, and the hospitality of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 12:00 PM followed by a rosary at 2:00 PM at Callaway – Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas. The burial service will be held immediately following the rosary at the College Station Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Bryan McMaster will be officiating the rosary and the burial. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Callaway – Jones at 3001 S College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801.

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