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
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