William "Bill" Elie Ramsey, age 76 of Springfield, formerly of Ozark, died January 24, 2021. He was born December 13, 1944 in Danville, Illinois, the son of Elie and Maude Clara (Waldon) Ramsey.
On August 2, 1965, Bill was united in marriage to Barbara Reynolds. Bill worked in law enforcement throughout his life. He drove the first traffic patrol car in Christian County as deputy for the late sheriff, Buff Lamb. Bill also served as Chief of Police for Ozark. He also ran a maintenance business. Bill enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an enthusiastic Cardinals baseball fan. Bill also enjoyed NASCAR and basketball.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbara of Springfield; sons, Billy Ramsey and wife Tina of Springfield, Brian Ramsey and wife Cindy of Willard and Blain Ramsey and wife Melissa of Ozark; grandchildren, Derek, Bailey and Jake; Bryce, Tori, Brittany and Lucy; and Abigayle and Emma.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Barbara, Edith, Pearl, Shirley, Carol and Jody; and his brother, Carl.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, January 29, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Ozark, with Patrick Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at Vaughan-Oddfellows Cemetery, Ozark. Visitation will be from 6-8 P.M., Thursday evening in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Integrity Home Care and Hospice.