Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


July 3, 2014

Ronald William Ratliff 1965-2014

ASHLAND — Ronald William Ratliff, 49, of Ashland, husband of Cheri Chandler Ratliff, died Wednesday morning at his residence following a sudden illness.  

Ron was born June 23, 1965, in Huntington, W.Va., a son of the late Mary Bess Goldie Ratliff and Clyde E. Ratliff (Ruth).

In addition to his mother, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Matthew Ratliff.  

Ronald was a graduate of Boyd County High School, he attended Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg and was a member of the Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Ron was a beloved husband, father and Coach. He had touched so many lives with his work and coaching, and made a great impact on his children and players and wanted to do the same with his grandchildren. He was so proud of all of them.

Surviving in addition to his loving wife, father and stepmother, include a son, A.J. Hensley and wife, Kirbi of Flatwoods; two daughters, Morgan Shaye Ratliff Gipson and husband, Chris and Sarah Marybeth Ratliff all of Ashland; a brother, Robert Ratliff and wife, Teressa; two stepbrothers, Troy and Andy Holsinger; three stepsisters, Brenda McDonald, Sherry Holsinger and Gail Newman; and two grandchildren, Jackson and Chloe. He will be sadly missed by all of us but would want us to laugh and rejoice.

The funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at the Oakland Avenue Baptist Church in Catlettsburg, by Pastor Michael Blankenship. Burial will be in the Ratliff Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.  

Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

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