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Barry Ratliff

Barry Michael Ratliff

Monday, July 16th, 1951 - Friday, February 19th, 2021
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Barry Michael Ratliff, 69, husband of Eleanor Gray Ratliff, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. Born in Pikeville, KY, he was the son of LaVern Belcher Ratliff and the late Dale Ratliff.

Barry was a graduate of Elkhorn City High School where he played football and baseball and was Junior Class President. After graduation, he attended Eastern Kentucky University.

A retired quality control operator with TMMK, Barry was an avid outdoorsman who especially loved to fish at Cherokee Lake in Rutledge, TN with his cousin, Jody Bailiff. He was a former little league coach and football coach at Georgetown Middle School and long-time member of Georgetown First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother and his wife of 31 years, he is survived by his children, Todd Ratliff, Nicole Ratliff and Chad (Kassandra) Ratliff; step-son, Clay (Sarah) Leavell; sisters, Karen (Gary) Justice, Pikeville and Dina (Gary) Mattingly, Berea; grandchildren, Lauren Ratliff, James Orcutt, Grace Lockard, Connor Ratliff, Chad Ratliff and Lacy Ratliff; step-grandchildren, Eleanor Barr, Gray Marie Leavell, Ashley Clay Leavell, Mary Clay Barr and Abbott Leavell; son-in-law, Garland “Andy” Barr; many aunts and uncles including a special aunt, Dolores (Ken) Hounshell; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his step-daughter, Eleanor Carol Barr and his first wife, Lauren Bogo Ratliff.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Saturday at Georgetown First United Methodist Church, conducted by Pastor Phil Hogg. Burial will follow at the Georgetown Cemetery. Casket bearers will be James Orcutt, Clay Leavell, Garland “Andy” Barr, Steve Sullivan, Ken Hounshell, John Lewis and Steve Carr. Honorary bearers will be Paul Kleinhenz, Gary Mattingly, Gary Justice, Jim Bogo and Jody Bailiff. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Friday at Georgetown First United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bluegrass Hospice Care or Georgetown First United Methodist Church.

Due to government mandates, facial coverings/masks as well as social distancing will be enforced.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 26th, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Georgetown First United Methodist Church
    1280 Lexington Rd
    Georgetown, KY 40324
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 11:00am
    Georgetown First United Methodist Church
    1280 Lexington Rd
    Georgetown, KY 40324
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    Pastor Phil Hogg
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 |
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021
    Georgetown Cemetery
    710 S. Broadway
    Georgetown, KY 40324
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Larry & Jayne Wood

Posted at 08:48pm
Eleanor & Entire Ratliff Family,
Larry & I are so sorry for your loss. Barry was such a nice man. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and in the days to come. May God give you peace and comfort.

Brad and Jennifer Mullins

Posted at 04:13pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barry was a great man and he will be missed.
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Laura Saylor Waldrip

Posted at 05:53pm
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DAVID and Linda Darnell

Posted at 03:53pm
Sorry to hear of Barry!s passing. I worked with Barry at Clark years ago, he was a good man , I hadn’t seen him in a long time. Prayers to friends and family, I know he will be missed. Sincerely,
David and LInda Darnell

Mary Lou Moore Henderson

Posted at 03:10pm
Mrs. Ratliff, Chad, Clay and family, We are praying for you. Mr. Ratliff was a great person and we all have good memories with all of you... We are so sorry... Jamie Gifford, Niki Gifford Brandenburg, Kayla Gifford Day, Kelly Gardner Christopher and family

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