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John Rampey

August 7, 1952 — May 23, 2024

John Lars Rampey, a cherished husband, devoted father, esteemed colleague, and beloved member of the Sapulpa community, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024, in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He was 71 years old.

Born on August 7, 1952, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, John was the son of Rowland Randolph Rampey and Betty Jean Rampey. He grew up in West Tulsa and attended Daniel Webster High School, where he met the love of his life, Judy. She caught his eye early on, but it was a few months after high school before he reeled her in, culminating in marriage on October 29, 1971. They went together like two peas in a pod & even shared the same birthday. He once sent her roses and told her she was the water in his spigot. Their bond was unbreakable, enduring for 52 and a half years, a testament to their unwavering commitment and deep affection for each other. When Judy became sick in 2017, he went above and beyond to care for her. They have spent very little time away from each other until he got sick in 2020.

John dedicated nearly four decades of his life to the Ford Motor Company at the Tulsa Glass Plant, where he served with dedication and passion as a Furnace Specialist and Fork Truck Operator. He started on September 4, 1974, and helped lock the doors on December 23, 2011. His hard work and determination not only supported his family but also left a lasting impact on his colleagues and the community.

Following his retirement from Ford, John, along with his beloved wife Judy and their daughter Becky, embarked on a new adventure, founding B&Js Estate Sales, where he was known as the "pack mule."Their business thrived for around 5 years, helping families liquidate their property, fueled by John's kind heart and infectious humor, endearing him to everyone he encountered.

Beyond his professional endeavors, John's true passion lay in serving his community and his faith. As an Elder at the Carbondale Church of Christ, he exemplified the values of compassion, generosity, and selflessness. He was always there to help his children with their sports. Coaching his daughter Maggie's softball team for six years as well as his son's baseball team. He also served as the Park Elementary PTA President and the Band Parent President for Webster High School. He loved volunteering his time to various causes with a far reaching impact.

In December of 2020 John faced down his biggest challenge in life when he caught Covid. He worked hard for the year before to take care of Judy and make sure she didn't catch it. He spent 512 days in hospital / long term care trying to get well. He fought hard to come home and has spent the last two years at his home in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Despite the hardships he endured, his spirit remained resilient, and he fought bravely until the end.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Rowland Randolph Rampey, born in Coweta, Oklahoma and Betty Jean (Swanson) Rampey born in Lenapah, Oklahoma, and brothers; William Harold Rampey, Rowland Randolph Rampey II, and brother-in-law Judge Noel Morris.

John's legacy of love, kindness, and selflessness lives on through his cherished family: his devoted wife, Judith Karen Bell Rampey; his loving children, Rebecca Lee West and husband Roger West of El Reno, Oklahoma, Mary Margaret (Maggie) Prater and husband Robert Prater of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Christopher Lars Rampey and wife Ashley Rampey of Stuart, Oklahoma; his adored grandchildren, Megan Elisabeth Prater, Mackenzie Renae Prater, Camden David Prater, Audrey Rose Rampey, Nathan Lars Rampey, and Alivia Belle Rampey; his siblings, Caryl Jean Morris of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, sister-in-law Sherri Rampey Ward of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and sister-in-law June Rampey Davenport of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers to please make donations to The Burnt Cabin Christian Camp. 

A viewing and visitation will be held in memory of John at Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service, 1329 East 151st St. Glenpool, OK 74033, on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

A Celebration of John's Life will follow on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 1:00 PM at The Park Church of Christ, 10600 E 96th St S, Tulsa, OK 74133, with a reception and fellowship to follow.

Arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service. Family and friends may offer condolences and share memories of John online at

John Lars Rampey leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and boundless kindness. His life was a testament to the power of faith, family, and community. Though he may have departed from this world, his spirit will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. May his memory be a source of comfort and inspiration to us all, reminding us to live each day with purpose, compassion, and unwavering faith.

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Service Schedule

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Public Viewing/Visitation

Sunday, May 26, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt’s Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service

1329 East 151st Street South, Glenpool, OK 74033

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

The Park Church of Christ

10600 E 96th St S, Tulsa, OK 74133

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

The Park Church of Christ

10600 E 96th St S, Tulsa, OK 74133

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