David Bennis Ramsey

David Bennis Ramsey

In the early morning of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, David Bennis Ramsey, loving husband and father of two children, was taken by the Lord at the age of 74 in Sweeny, Texas. David who was known for his compassion, jokes, and work ethic will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

David was born on June 5, 1945, in Bromley, Kent, England to Ben and Diane (Lock) Ramsey. He graduated from Westbury High School in 1963 and received his bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin in Nachodotchez in 1968, where he was a member of the Delta Sigma Fraternity. He received his master ́s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries from Texas A&M University in 1973, where he was a member of the Wildlife Honor Society. David joined the United States Navy in 1968, the rank of Ensign.

He married Bartlett Ann Milam in 1969, and they raised two sons, Bret and Brad. David and Bartlett moved to Angleton, Texas in 1973, where he first worked for Texas A&M Extension Service. He then went to Dow Chemical TS&D, working his way up to becoming a Senior Developmental Chemist, and then project leader at Dow where he developed a number of patents.

David had a passion for golfing, fishing, hunting, and sports especially the Texas Aggies, Houston Texans, and Astros. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit, and believed that his greatest accomplishment in life were his two children.

David was preceded in death by his father, Ben, mother, Diane, and his son, Brad.

David is survived by his wife Bartlett, his son, Bret, his daughter-in-law Andrea, his grandchildren, Haley, Thomas, Marie-Therese, Felicity, Isabel, Clare, his brothers Russel and Mark, and their wives, Ann and Rita, niece Susanne Moran, nephews Denton, Hunter, Christian, and many family and friends.

The family of David Ramsey wishes to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time, especially the pallbearers: Tim Roye, Tuck Kemper, Pat Hefferman, Brad Lewno, James Broussard, Blake Bartholome, John Pressau, Don Schwank, Fuzzy Martin, and Aaron Collier, and the Staff at Sweeny House, Sweeny Hospital, Dr. Leal, and the hospitality of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 12:00 PM followed by a rosary at 2:00 PM at Callaway – Jones Funeral Center in Bryan, Texas. The burial service will be held immediately following the rosary at the College Station Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Bryan McMaster will be officiating the rosary and the burial. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Callaway – Jones at 3001 S College Ave, Bryan, TX 77801.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com


  1. I’m very sorry to hear of David’s passing. I had an opportunity to work with David at Dow and considered him a mentor and a friend. He was always available when I just needed someone to talk to and get advice from. I was fortunate to have gone on several golfing, hunting, and fishing trips with him over the years. He was one-of-a-kind and will be greatly missed. Please reach out if any of the family would like to hear any of the stories and good times we shared. May God bless you all and comfort you during this difficult time.

  2. Dearest Bartlett and Bret,
    We are so sorry to hear of David’s passing today. Our prayers are with you.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
    May David Rest In Peace. Love you.
    Debbie and Bill Bailey

  3. To the family of David, I hope the love of friends and family will help lift you at this time of sorrow. He was a good man and I was proud to call him a Sig brother. RIP

  4. Dear Bartlett and Bret, We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. Gary enjoyed working with him at Dow and has so many remembrances of great golfing together. We also loved when the two of you joined us at Aggie tailgates. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. David had such a great smile and was always fun to be with. We will miss him.

  5. Bartlett & Bret – I am so sorry to hear of David’s passing. What a great guy and fraternity brother. It was really great to see him at our annual Delta Sig/Sawyer Limp Along in 2018.

  6. Bartlett my heart breaks for you and Bret. May you feel God’s love and peace now and in the days to come ❤️

  7. Mr. David will be missed. He had the best infectious smile. We will miss him coming into Hullabaloo Ave for the home games.

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