Lacy Randolph Ratcliffe
Lacy Randolph Ratcliffe, 79 of Pearisburg, VA went to be with The Lord Sunday night, December 1, 2013 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Mr. Ratcliffe was born on August 4, 1934 in Bluff City, (Pearisburg) and was a son of the late Lacy Len Ratcliffe and Mona Hazel Davis Ratcliffe. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by four brothers, Jack, Vivian, Harvey and Jerry Ratcliffe, six sisters, Dorothy Slusher, Polly Clyburn, Fannie Meredith, Martha Lynn Dunn, Lena Fay Ratcliffe and Patty Ratcliffe. Mr. Ratcliffe was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, a former employee of the New River Tannery in Bluff City with 17 years of service, a retired employee of Norfolk Southern Railroad with 27 years of service, a member of Giles Lodge # 106 A.F. & A.M., a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, the Willing Workers Sunday School Class and the Prime Timers. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Martha Brown Ratcliffe of Pearisburg, one son, Richard Len Ratcliffe and wife Cindy of Narrows, four daughters, Kimberly Lavon Kantsios and husband, Billy of Rich Creek, Felicia Kingrea and Husband Todd of Unicoi, TN, Shelly Williams and husband Jerry of Ripplemead, Pam Watson of Ripplemead, two brothers, Johnnie Ratcliffe and wife Linda of Pearisburg, Stevie Ratcliffe, two sisters, Mary Jane Bartley, Betty Eads and husband Tom both of Pearisburg, nine loving grandchildren, Ricky, Logan, Chase, Brett, Matthew, Jeremy, Kyle, Taylor, Justin and three loving great grandchildren, Richard, Ryan and Reid. A special cousin Bentley Ratcliffe of Pearisburg. Funeral services will be conducted, Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 2:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg with the Rev. Dr. Brian Birch and Rev Dr. Fred L. Austin officiating. Burial will follow in the Ratcliffe Family Cemetery in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church Wednesday evening from 6 8pm. Masonic services will be conducted at the gravesite and Military Honors will be given by American Legion Post #68 in Narrows American Legion Post #311in Pembroke and VFW Post #6000 in Narrows.