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Obituaries

  • Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, at East Englewood Church of Christ.

    Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, at East Englewood Church of Christ.

James D. Ratliff, 79

Feb. 20, 2016

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, at East Englewood Church of Christ.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues­day, Feb. 23, and Wednes­day, Feb. 24, at East Engle­wood Church of Christ.

James Dale Ratliff, 79 of Engle­wood, Fla., died Sat­ur­day, Feb. 20, 2016.

He was born Aug. 20, 1936, in Praise, Ky., to Mallie and Mary Ratliff.

Mr. Ratliff served in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He was the pas­tor of the East Engle­wood Church of God for many years. He moved to Engle­wood 30 years ago from Pikeville, Ky.

He is sur­vived by his chil­dren: Suzanne Canada of Pikeville, Ky., Mary Rogers of Bridge­port, Ala., and Jim­mie D. Ratliff II of Engle­wood; a brother, Dorse Gene Cle­venger of Mar­row­bone, Ky.; six grand­chil­dren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Car­olynn Sue Ratliff, in 2012.

Vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tues­day, Feb. 23, and Wednes­day, Feb. 24, at East Engle­wood Church of Christ, 9600 Gulf­stream Blvd. The funeral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs­day. Inter­ment will fol­low at Sara­sota National VA Cemetery.

Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the church in Pas­tor Ratliff’s memory.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, Inc. You may  share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com