Kenneth Morton Jimmy Ramsey
BULLS GAP — The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a Bulls Gap man who hasn’t been seen since Nov. 15, and left behind his medication, vehicle and pets without notifying family.
On Nov. 19 Kenneth Morton Jimmy Ramsey, 63, from the Walker Church Road area of Bulls Gap, was reported missing by his brother, Ronnie Ramsey.
Kenneth Ramsey is a white male with slender build, and his left arm is in a sling. He also uses a cane to assist him with walking. He has blue eyes, brownish gray hair and mustache.
HCSO Detective John Pruitt told the Times-News Monday Ramsey’s family indicated that he likes to stay home, and it is very much out of character for him to leave on an extended trip, especially without telling family members.
Ramsey also apparently left without some of his necessary medication.
“He was seen that Friday (Nov. 15) afternoon visiting friends, but nobody has seen or heard from him since,” Pruitt said. “He was in a vehicle (during the visit), but his vehicle and keys was later found at home. He does have some health problems, but his family said he didn’t suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.”
Pruitt said there’s no reason to suspect foul play at this time.
"Just looking in his house it appears that he was sitting in the easy chair covered up with a blanket cracking pecans,” Pruitt said. “He got up and changed out of old jeans into new jeans, and just left like he wasn’t going to be gone for very long. He didn’t take any necessaries with him like his medication, his reading glasses, and the only clothes he had were what he was wearing.”
Pruitt added, “He has pet chickens out back that his family says he loves dearly. He didn’t leave instructions for anybody to feed or take care of his chickens while he was gone, which told his family that something must be wrong.”
Anyone with any information about Ramsey’s whereabouts is asked to call the HCSO at (423) 272-4848.