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Dale Ratliff

March 8, 1931 August 5, 2019
Dale Ratliff
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Obituary for Dale Ratliff

After a brief illness, Dale M. Ratliff, 88, of Elkhorn City, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019 at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born March 8, 1931 to the late Richard “Dick” and Mary Bray Ratliff in Praise, Kentucky.
Dale was a graduate of Elkhorn City High School where he was active in basketball, football, baseball and track and had many lifelong friends from his years as an Elkhorn City “Cougar”.
Managing his father-in-law’s theater and drive-in theater were his first jobs, but a love of trains and the comradery he felt with the men he worked with led to a thirty year employment with the Clinchfield Railroad, which became part of the CSX system in 1983. He was a Christian who loved his Lord, and was a devoted member of the Elkhorn City United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, Dale was preceded in death by his two sisters, Doreen Ratliff and Norma Reed (Harold). He is survived by his loving wife of nearly seventy years, LaVern Belcher Ratliff. Also left to mourn his passing are his three children: Karen Justice (Gary), Barry Michael Ratliff (Eleanor), and Dina Mattingly (Gary); nine grandchildren: Brock Justice (Lara), Braye Justice Rueff (Matt), Brandt Justice (Tiffany), Todd Ratliff, Nicole Ratliff (Steve), Chad Ratliff (Cassandra), Seth Mattingly (Denise), Camron Mattingly MD, and Spencer Mattingly; eleven great-grandchildren: Brodie, Justice, Joseph, Rosie, Lily, Lauren, James, Grace, Connor, Chad and Lacy. He is also survived by nephews: Mark Reed, Joey Sanders and Gabriel Belcher; brother-in-law Jack R. Belcher and sister-in-law Dolores Hounshell (Ken) who was like a brother to him. Many wonderful friends and other family members also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Elkhorn City United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Johnson Memorial Park, Pikeville, Kentucky. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, also at the Church.
J.W. Call Funeral of Pikeville is charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Dale’s memory to be made to the Elkhorn City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 448, Elkhorn City, Ky. 41522


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Visitation

Friday

9

Aug

7:00 PM 8/9/2019 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8/9/2019 9:00:00 PM
Elkhorn City United Methodist Church

145 Main Street
Elkhorn City, Kentucky 41522

In Lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in Dale's memory to be made to the Elkhorn City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 448, Elkhorn City, Ky. 41522

Elkhorn City United Methodist Church
145 Main Street Elkhorn City 41522 Kentucky
United States

funeral

Saturday

10

Aug

11:00 AM 8/10/2019 11:00:00 AM
Elkhorn City United Methodist Church

145 Main Street
Elkhorn City, Kentucky 41522

Elkhorn City United Methodist Church
145 Main Street Elkhorn City 41522 Kentucky
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Johnson Memorial Park Final Resting Place

South Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501

South Mayo Trail Pikeville 41501 KY
United States
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