Robert B. Ratliff (2018-11-29 16:40:30)

Robert B. Ratliff, age 81, of Banner Elk, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his residence in Banner Elk.

He was born on July 31, 1937 in Glade Springs, VA, a son of the late Basil Ratliff and the late Mary Carter Ratliff.
Bob worked for Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk, NC for over 30 years, serving in several positions and retiring as the Director of Facilities.He was a member of the Arbor Dale Presbyterian Church, enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, woodworking, and traveling with his wife and family.
He was preceded in death by his Father, Basil Ratliff; Mother, Mary Ratliff; Sister, Frances Brown; Three Brothers, Marion Ratliff, Paul Ratliff, Harold Ratliff.
Bob leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 60 years, Joyce Venable Ratliff of Banner Elk, NC; Daughter, Robin (Steve) Gilliam of Banner Elk, NC, Son, Robert Allen Ratliff, Son, Joseph Douglas (Jill) Ratliff, Grandson, Jeff (Crystal) Gilliam, Grandson, Jessie (Jacqueline) Gilliam, Granddaughter, Rebecca-Ann Gilliam, Grandson, Cole Ratliff, Granddaughter, Paige Ratliff, Great-Granddaughter, Gracie Gwyn, Great-Grandson, Kayden Gilliam, Great-Grandson, Isaac Gilliam, Great-Grandson, Chase Gilliam, Great-Grandson, Logan Gilliam, Great-Grandson, Mason Gilliam, Sister, Betty Widner; and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Bob's Life to be held at the Holston Camp Dining Hall, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Lunch will be provided following the service.
The family would like to thank the staff of Medi Home Hospice for the care they provided to Bob and his family. "We could not have made it without them."
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Medi Home Hospice PO Box 1357 Newland, NC 28657.
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The care of Bob and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
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