Charlie Raymond Ratliff entered into rest on January 6, 2020 at home, with his loving wife Jean of 23 years by his side.
Ray was 80 years old. He was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist church for 22 years; a member of the Masonic Lodge number 130 Strange Creek for 59 years; a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 24; a member of the American Legion 0061.
Ray retired from LTV Steel, Cleveland, Ohio with 37 years.
Ray is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Leaty (Hamrick) Ratliff; and brother Thomas “Arlie” Ratliff.
Ray is survived by his wife Jean; son Charlie Raymond Ratliff II; daughter Gina (John) Hecker; brother David (Joyce) Ratliff; sisters, Frankie Drake, Reba (Arthur) McCracken, Nancy(Dewey) Keener; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua.
Funeral services for Ray were held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Wilson-Smith Funeral Home, Clay, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Clifford Samples and Minister Dennis Legg officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery, Bickmore WV.
Friends visited with the family one hour prior to service.
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Wilson-Smith is honored to serve the Ratliff family.