Billy (Bill) Ratliff, Chesterfield Virginia, 77, entered eternal life on May 30, 2023, peacefully at home in the care of Bristol Hospice and surrounded by family.
Bill was born January 5, 1946, in Richlands, Virginia to the late Edward and Gertie McClanahan Ratliff. He recently devoted his life to God and was a member of the Southwest Church of Christ. Bill graduated from the University of Tennessee. His previous employment included 4-H teacher, district manager for Southern States Co-op, and he retired from Model Realty but continued to manage rental properties. Bill enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by his wife, Judy (Dolly) Shuler Ratliff of Chesterfield, VA; one daughter, Roma Lee Ratliff Christopher (Allen) Harriman, TN; two sons, Anthony Ratliff (Tammy), Chesterfield, VA, and Billy Ratliff (Crystal), Midlothian, VA; six grandchildren, Hunter Ratliff, Powhatan, VA, Samantha Ratliff, Chesterfield, VA, Tanner Ratliff, Midlothian, VA, Halee Ratliff, Powhatan, VA, Bryant Ratliff, Chesterfield, VA, and Whitley Ratliff, Midlothian, VA; two brothers, Ralph Ratliff, Cape Coral, FL, and Eddie Ratliff (Elaine), Naples, FL; four sisters, Gaynelle Thompson, Richlands, VA, Loretta Vanover, Oak Ridge, TN, Myrtle Echols (David), North Chesterfield, VA, and Alita Whited, Belfast, VA; and several nieces and nephew.
A viewing will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2023, at Southwest Church of Christ, 5340 Courthouse Rd., Chesterfield, VA 23832.
Expression of sympathy may be made to Southwest Church of Christ, 5340 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, VA, and the American Cancer Society.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to family, friends, co-workers, and Bristol Hospice for their love and support during this difficult time.