Buck Ramsey

Published 1:03 pm Friday, March 22, 2019

Buck Marshall Ramsey, 72, passed away in Bogalusa on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

He was a native of Omaha, Neb., a graduate of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., and attended the Air Force Academy for two years. He later returned to his family in Cotulla, Texas, and attended Sul Ross State and Texas A & I (Kingsville) Universities.

Buck later relocated to Boise, Idaho, where he began his career in music as a drummer and later produced several CDs of country music. While in Boise, he formed a band known as “Idaho’s Famous Potatoes,” country music with “a peel.” His sense of humor never failed him. He retired with his wife “Ziggy” in Spicewood, Texas, where they resided for over 20 years. When diagnosed with terminal cancer, he and Ziggy moved to Bogalusa to live out the rest of his days. Buck never knew a stranger, and will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha N. and Lt. Col. (Ret.) H. B. Ramsey; and is survived by his wife, Catherine Zeagler “Ziggy” Ramsey; brother, Bill Ramsey; nephew, Marshall Ramsey; and great-nephew, Elias Buck Ramsey.

A celebration of Buck’s life will take place at the Bogalusa Country Club, located at 1003 Mississippi Ave. in Bogalusa, on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Dress is casual.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Neptune Society of New Orleans.