Vincent “Vinny” Ramirez, 69, of Brown City, Michigan died Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at his home. Vincent Ramirez was born January 6, 1951. He is the son of Vincente and the late Rosa (Elk) Ramirez. Vincent grew up in Imlay City. He is a graduate of Imlay City High School, Class of 1969. Vincent married Teresa McGrew on March 31, 2005 in Lapeer, Michigan. He and Teresa have lived
in Brown City since 2005.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1980. Vincent continued to serve the United States in the Army National Guard for 20 years from 1981 until his retirement in 2001. He was employed as an assembly line welder for 20 years by General Motors Truck & Bus Assembly in Flint, MI.
Vinny played softball in the 1970s & 1980s for the Spyder & Co. team in Imlay City. He enjoyed playing multiple sports in high school: football, baseball, and track. Vincent played the violin and banjo. He liked to hunt and fish. Vincent attended Faith Baptist Church in Brown City.
He is survived by: his wife: Teresa Ramirez; daughter: Tammy (Brent) Hawkins of Durand, MI; son: James (Christine) Whaley of Claxton, Georgia; step-son: Kevin Whaley of Clarkston, MI; his father Vincente Ramirez of Imlay City; sisters: Rose (Dan) Govitz of Attica and Sue (Jim) Rose of Attica; and his brothers: Nacho Ramirez of Imlay City, and David (Cookie) Ramirez of Imlay City. He is also survived by five grandchildren; Ethan Hawkins, Emma Hawkins, Hunter Whaley, Sophie Singletary, and Xavier Whaley; and his nephews: Daniel “Chipper” Govitz and Joshua Govitz.
Vincent was preceded in death by: his mother: Rosa Ramirez; and his sister: Christine Ramirez.
The funeral service was held Monday, August 17, 2020 at Faith Baptist Church, 6910 Cade Road, Brown City, MI. Pastor Paul Gaymon, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, officiated. Interment took place Monday, August 17, 2020 at Great Lakes National Cemetery, in Holly, MI.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to: Faith Baptist Church, 6910 Cade Rd., Brown City, MI 48416.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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