Morris Desmond Ramsey Jr., 72, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at Baptist Orange Hospital.

  Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Claybar Funeral Home

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  Burial will follow in Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

  Born in Bossier, La., on July 31, 1937, he was the son of Morris D. Ramsey Sr. and Gussie Lee Ramsey. Morris moved to Orange in 1942 and attended Orange public schools where he graduated in 1956 from Lutcher Stark High School. He worked at his dad’s sporting good store and then later was employed with Dupont in Orange for 36 years. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 1345 in Bridge City.

Preceded in death by his parents; and son, Mark Patterson; Morris is survived by his high school sweetheart of 53 years, Betty Ramsey; two sons, Desi and Doug Ramsey; and grandson, Marcus Ramsey.

Pallbearers will be the Men’s Bible Class from Faith United Methodist Church, Bill Garrett, Finley Vaughn, Vernon Pennington and also Morris Sanders, Denis Dyer, and grandson, Marcus Ramsey.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Faith United Methodist Women Kitchen Fund, 8608 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Orange 77632, or a charity of your choice.