Lee D. RatliffJuly 23, 1946 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 71)
LEE D. RATLIFF, age 71 of Jemison, AL, passed away on November 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Dickenson County, VA on July 23, 1946; the son of the late Chester Ratliff and the late Faye Smith Ratliff.
He was a retired coal miner. He went on to retire as a federal mine inspector. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was also a Master Mason.
He is survived by: Wife, Lois Ratliff of Jemison; Daughter, Angie (Mark) Tiller of Lake Lotawana, MO; Son, Rick Ratliff of Clintwood, VA; Son, Donnie Ratliff of Hutchinson, KS; Son, Kevin Ratliff of Vacaville, CA; Son, James Ratliff of Camp Lejeune, NC; 12 Grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren; Sister, Teresa Newbury of Coeburn, VA; Brother, Joe Ratliff of Norton, VA; and Aunt, Emma Smith of Clintwood, VA.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 9:00am until 10:30am at the Bryant Funeral Home located at 1425 Patton Road Great Bend, Kansas 67530.
A graveside funeral service with military and masonic honors will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00am in the Bergthal Mennonite Cemetery in Pawnee Rock, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, Alabama.