Phillip  Ramey
On the morning of Friday, August 30, 2019, Phillip Allen Ramey of Kerens, Texas passed away after 55 years due to an ongoing heart condition. Born on June 10, 1964, he was the middle child to Lolita Barber with older brother, John and younger brother, Dale. Around the age of 16, Alfred Smirl married Lolita and became the predominate father figure in his life. In 1983 Phillip had his first son. Soon after, in 1989, he traveled with the carnival, met Diane Duxbury, and tied the knot in 1990. 3 years later he had his second son with her and they moved to Virginia. After the birth of his only daughter and the news of his mother's health, the family moved back to Texas. Just before the turn of the century, his final son was born and he started driving semi trucks. In 2006 he made the decision to spend more time with his family instead of on the road by working at a mechanic shop with his father. After the closure of the shop and several various jobs, in 2015, he was divorced. In 2016 he opened his own mechanic shop, Wolf Auto Repair, with his son. After an unfortunate fire took his shop, he moved to Matagorda, Texas and opened The Riverbend, a restaurant on the bank of the Colorado River. Due to a business partner disagreement in 2018 he moved to Kerens and started work with longtime friend, Rick Ship. Upon meeting Samantha, he was infatuated and they soon wed and he gained another daughter on July 7, 2019. Though he has passed he will always be loved and missed.
He is survived by his wife Samantha Ramey and her daughter Lily
His children: Bryan and Lori Ramey, their children, Mya, Kirah, and Alexa
Robert and Danielle Ramey, their child Christian
Magun Ramey, her child Paisley
And Nicolas Ramey
His father, Alfred Smirl and his wife Teresa
His brother, Dale Pierce and his wife Jackie
His sisters, Linda Miller, Selena Motsko, and Candace Lankford and their respective husbands
His sister-in-law, Darlene Haywood and her husband
He is preceded by his mother, Lolita Lee Smirl, and older brother, Robert John Smith
The memorial service is pending. For information about it please email or call 468-387-0580. All Texas Cremation served the family.
Published on September 5, 2019


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Joyce (Rick Shipp wife)
Sep 26, 2019
Phillip we sure do miss you & will always be greatful to have such a great person to be a large part of our life ,we will stand by your lovely wife to no end.
When I would pull up to our mechanic shop he would stop what he was doing to see if I needed any help everytime no matter what. He loved life and everyone loved him. God bless all
Brenda Pennington
Sep 19, 2019
He was such a good person.he loved every body.going to miss you my friend love you
Bobbie Ford Anderson
Sep 19, 2019
Prayers to your family.. I will always remember our long talks at Robert and Hunters ballgames . R.I.P
Christina Castillo bonner
Sep 11, 2019
Always will call u dad. Love u always.
Charla Ramey Burnette
Sep 10, 2019
Phillip was a half-brother that I had just found 2 days before he passed. We had connected, but never had a chance to speak to each other. I am so sorry that we never had the chance to know each other. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends. God bless and keep them!
Tracy and Billy
Sep 07, 2019
You're gone but not foregotten you will always be in our heart
Sep 06, 2019
I miss you, You were an awesome, loving, caring person. I enjoyed being in your presence and You telling me my velcroed shoe was untied or I had a hole in my sock. I love You and You will be missed, never forgotten.
Sep 06, 2019
RIP Phillip. You were always larger than life itself. I wish you happiness in all your journeys. You were deary loved.
Nancy Arnett
Sep 06, 2019
So sorry, you left us too soon.....
Sep 06, 2019
RIP Phillip. We will miss you, your playful ways and your willingness to help out anytime we needed you. I will think of you whenever we sit on the deck you were so proud of building for us. love you bro.