William Gary Ratliff – Chattanoogan.com


William Gary Ratliff, 85, of Rossville returned home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

He was born on June 2, 1936 in Chattanooga, to the late J. Elbert and Mattie Ratliff. Gary retired from the Noland Company and continued to deliver flowers for Ensign the Florist. He enjoyed singing in the Covenant Presbyterian Church choir, of which he had been a member for nearly 20 years. Mr. Ratliff helped Scouts for 50 years, was a member of the National Honor Society Order of the Arrow in Scouting. He enjoyed hiking, rafting, shooting and the outdoors in general. He graduated from the Allen Bradley School of Electronics in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gary was a former Master Mason at Thompkins Lodge #466 F&AM where he had been a member for over 50 years.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Charlotte Ratliff; parents, J. Elbert Ratliff and Mattie Ratliff Baugh; son, William Christopher Ratliff and stepfather, Frank Baugh.

Survivors include his son, Bryan (Shannon) Ratliff; brother, Robert (Penne) Baugh of Knoxville, sister, Sandra (Joey) Livesay of Memphis, and grandson, Christian, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family service at the cemetery will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at Tennessee-Georgia Memorial Park with Reverend Eric Mullinax officiating.

Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share your condolences with the family and view the memorial tribute.

Family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.


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