MADISONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) – Arrangements have been announced for UK star-athlete Frank Vernon Ramsey Jr.
Ramsey, a Kentucky men’s basketball national champion, All-American and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning from natural causes in his hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. His 87th birthday would have been Friday.
He played for Adolph Rupp’s 1951 National Championship team and 1954’s 25-0 team. Ramsey would play for the Celtics in the 1950s and 60s.
Ramsey also served in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Corps.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Madisonville with Rev. Ken Hundley officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. Thursday and after 9 a.m. Friday at the church, prior to the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.