Alford “Bryan” Ramsey, age 67, of Vilonia, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 10, 2020, in Conway, Arkansas. A native of Leland, MS, Bryan was the son of William (Bill) and Agatha (Gene) Ramsey and one of four children. At the age of 16, he and his family moved to Vilonia where he made his home. He was employed with Aeromotor/Benson Pump as a machinist for about 20 years. He then worked for Vilonia Public Schools as a bus driver and in the maintenance department before he officially retired.
Bryan loved the simple pleasures of life such as spending time outdoors; his favorite pastimes were to camp, fish, hunt, cook on the campfire. Woodworking was his niche and brought happiness to him and those who received the wonderful gifts he made, such as the beautiful handmade baby crib for his grandchildren and hand turned ink pens. He was full of stories and life hacks, such as catching crawdads on a string with bacon or building a reflector oven at deer camp. He loved his family dearly, all of whom will have many stories to tell of him for years to come.
Preceding him in death are both of his parents, his sister Ella and his brother James.
Survivors include two sons, Jeremy Ramsey (Stephanie) of Conway; Eric Ramsey (Jennifer) of Conway; one brother, Morris Lee Ramsey of Vilonia; his three beloved grandchildren: Lydia, Luke and Noah all of Conway; several great nieces and a great nephew, fur grandbabies Nala and Bentley, along with a host of extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Monday, December 14th, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Cypress Valley Cemetery 114 Stanley Road Vilonia, AR 72173. Graveside funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Brad Curtis officiating. In celebrating the life of a simple man like Bryan, the family requests no suits or ties; please wear jeans or overalls.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Museum of Veterans and Military History, P.O. Box 668 Vilonia, Arkansas 72173.
Vilonia Funeral Home is attempting to follow all COVID-19 Health Department guidelines. Attendees over the age of 10 should wear their own mask and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
Services for Alford Bryan Ramsey are under the care and direction of Vilonia Funeral Home, 1134 Main Street Vilonia, AR 72173. Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.viloniafuneralhome.com.