Newton W. Ramsey, 80, of Rushsylvania, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Logan Acres Care Center.
He was born in Ridgeway on July 23, 1934, to the late Wilbur W. and Florence Watkins Ramsey.
On Aug. 12, 1956, he married Donna Mae Leightey in Wyandot County and she preceded him in death Sept. 20, 2002.
Surviving are four sons, Joseph Wesley (Rebecca) Ramsey and David Franklin (Elizabeth) Ramsey, both of Ridgeway, Michael Eugene (Sharon) Ramsey of Dublin and William Newton (Vickie) Ramsey of Bellefontaine; 13 grandchildren, Monica Marie Humphrey, Joseph Wesley (Laura) Ramsey Jr., Amanda Lynne (Ben) Rudolph, Megan Elizabeth Ramsey, John Michael Ramsey, Eric Newton Ramsey, Gregory Adam Ramsey, Jenny Marie (T.J.) King, Alycia Renay (Bryan) Henson, Chelsey Lyann (Drew) Dixon, Alexander David Ramsey, Jacqueline Elizabeth Ramsey and Madison Lee Wiseman; seven great-grandchildren, Gabriel Humphrey, Lilyanne and Dexter Rudolph, Adelina and Michael Ramsey, Foster King and Ayden Henson; two sisters, Dorothy (Pete) Gross of Phoenix and Elaine Brodbeck of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
A farmer, he was a member of the American Hampshire Sheep Association, Logan County Farm Bureau, Logan County Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio Pork Producers Council. In 1970, he was recognized as the Columbus Dispatch family farm of the year. In 1981, his family was recognized by the Bellefontaine Examiner as its Logan County Farm Family of the Year.
A former 4-H adviser, he also held memberships in the Rushsylvania Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon; the Logan County Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, which he served several years as president; and the Production Credit Association Advisory Committee.
Pastor Lynn Cleaveland officiates a funeral at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the Rushsylvania Church of Christ, 170 E. Mill St., Rushsylvania, where visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. Burial is in Hale Cemetery, Mt. Victory.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Arrangements were handled by Price Funeral Home, Mt. Victory, where condolences may be expressed at pricefh.net.