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Porfirio Valverde (Blackie) Ramirez


   Porfirio Valverde (Blackie) Ramirez, 64 of Vernon, died on Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Vernon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Gary Chapman. Interment will be held at Eastview Cemetery under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Ramirez was born Monday, Feb. 26, 1951 in Rosebud. He was the son of the late Faustino (Tino) Ramirez and the late Martha Valverde Ramirez. He had lived most of his life in Vernon. He was a farmer and rancher. He worked at the Farmer CO-OP Gin & Elevator and Gordon Haynes Wheat Harvest. He was a Catholic.
   He is survived by his brothers, Jesus Ramirez of Vernon, Bill Ramirez of Vernon, Pete Ramirez of Bowie, Pat Ramirez of Vernon and Pedro Ramirez of Vernon; his sisters, Anita Rodriguez of Wichita Falls; Mary Ramirez of Vernon, Fax Montez of Vernon, Nicky Florez of Lubbock, Helen Florez of Aspermont and Lola Ramirez of Lubbock. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ignacio Ramirez and Faustino Ramirez Jr., and a sister, Rita Maldonado.
   Visitation will be Monday July 27, 2015 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at

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