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Billy Ratliff Sr.

April 9, 1942 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 78)


Billy Joe Ratliff Sr. was born on April 9, 1942 in Waco, Texas to Johnnie Mae and Henry Ratliff.

He attended Carver High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army which he served his time.

He was employed at L&L Sam and Veterans Affairs as a Nurse which he retired.

Billy married Ruth Clara Mae Duran on October 10, 1967 and to this union three children were born.

Many years later he joined Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. He was a faithful member and Deacon. He loved to be apart of all the church activities especially Men’s Day.

He loved his family cooking, bbq, fishing, football and picking pecans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Henry Ratliff; sister, Addie Ratliff; niece, Kenya Ratliff; daughter, Judy Reed Ratliff; nephews, Derrick Lewis and Boland Ratliff and a grandson, Kendall Ratliff.

Billy Joe Ratliff Sr. a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather and Uncle will be truly missed in so many ways.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his wife, Ruth Ratliff; sons, Billy Ratliff Jr. and Cedrick Ratliff; grandchildren, Erica Chappell (Jay'Ericka Hampton and Unique Nealy); Terrance Sr. and Sabrina Ratliff (Terrance Jr, Ezekiel and Xavier Ratliff); Kamari Ratliff; Olivia Ratliff (Adaya and Arlo Ratliff); Tina Ratliff (Zariyah, Taniyah, Kiasia and DeLeon Whiteside); niece, Felecia Ratliff; nephews, Keith Hall and Brian Ratliff; his best friend, Wyknoff McAdams and a host of relatives and friends.

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November 13, 2020

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
McDowell Funeral Home, L.L.C.
1104 Chestnut Street
Waco, TX 76704

Graveside Service
November 14, 2020

11:00 AM
Oakwood Cemetery
2124 South 5th Street
Waco, TX 76706

November 14, 2020

Oakwood Cemetery
2124 South 5th Street
Waco, TX 76706

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