John B. Ransom, age 92, of Rock Spring, Ga. Passed away 4-18-20. John was preceded in death by son John (Johnny) Ransom; father William O. (Boss) Ransom, mother Clearisa Osburn Ransom; siblings Faye (Ed) Peacock, Jenny (Gene) Lillie, Louise (George) Lundy; W.O. (Betty) Ransom; Knox (Mary Alice) Ransom.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Jean Kingsley Ransom; son Jerry (Pam) Ransom; daughter Judy (Perry) Hubbard; sisters, Madge Ransom and Shannon Lebron (Kay) . His grandchildren include Melissa (Jon) Campbell, Jeremy (Amanda) Ransom, Jason Ransom, Wesley Ransom, and David Hubbard. His great grandchildren include Mallory and Meredith Jones, Adley Ransom, and Luke Campbell.
John was a native of Walker County, Ga. He and his loving wife Jean moved to Rock Spring in 2006 after being away for 45 years. He attended Chattanooga Valley and Lakeview Elementary Schools, and graduated from Gordon Lee Memorial High School in Chickamauga, Ga. He also attended Kirkman Business School and The University of Chattanooga. He was a member of Chickamauga First Baptist Church. John retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad in Atlanta after 40 years of railroad service, which included the NC & St.L RR in Cowan, Tn., various positions with Southern Railway in Chattanooga; Cincinnati, Ohio; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta. He also served as the Assistant to the President of the Penn Central Railroad in Philadelphia, Pa. John not only was employed by the railroad, he also loved the railroad and trains, and traveled extensively on office cars in his work. John was an avid golfer and was proud of his two Holes in One. He and Jean also loved to travel after retirement and went to Rio De Janeiro, Hawaii, Canada, and many states across the United States. John made friends with almost everyone he ever met. He was kind hearted and helped all who needed it if he could.
A private graveside service will be held and a memorial service at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Chickamauga (603 W. 7th, P.O. Box 239, Chickamauga, Ga. 30707) or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
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