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George William Ratliff
George William RatliffCrossGeorge William Ratliff 55 of Lakeview, died unexpectedly but peacefully, Sunday morning May 28, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 31, 1961 in Marion to Ronald E. Ratliff and Shirley Faye (Dowell).

George had worked in construction for Baker Concrete, Thomas and Marker and finally for himself. He was a 1979 graduate of the Elgin High School, where he lettered in football and baseball. He was a private person who loved his family and the Lord very much. George enjoyed anything about history and was known to be very artistic. He was also a member of the Indian Lake Moose and Eagles.

Surviving are his mother Shirley Faye Retterer of Lakeview, children: Cody (Bianca) Ratliff of Springfield, Eric Terzo of Springfield, Nick (Ana) Terzo of Fort Campbell Kentucky and Pete Terzo of Marion.  Two grandchildren, Nathan and Khyler George, siblings: Ron (Jennifer) Ratliff, Marion; Dennis (Linda) Ratliff, Prospect, Rick (Diane) Ratliff, Cardington, Beth (John) Boehm, Radnor, Brian (Kim) Retterer, Richwood and Brent (Randi) Retterer, Prospect, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Ratliff, his two fathers, Ronald E. Ratliff and Philip V. Retterer and his beloved grandmother Clara Dowell

Funeral services will be held Thursday June 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Pastor Harry Meade will officiate, burial will follow in the Shoup (Thompson Twp.) Cemetery, friends may call two hours prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 am

Memorial gifts may be made to the Indian Lake EMS, 301 North Oak Street Lakeview, OH  43331

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Christie Hunter (Henderson)
Mon, May 29, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Shirley so sorry for your loss. You are in my heart and prayers. Been a long time since Gorgie Porgie

#2 from: Rita Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
Mon, May 29, 2017 at 2:50 PM

My sincere sympathy to Shirley and the family.  I remember so many good times when the Ratliff boys attended Elgin High School.  Rita Rubeck Headington Parker - EHS Media Specialist '65-96

#3 from: johna nibert
Mon, May 29, 2017 at 8:45 PM

So sorry for your loss.Prayers for your family

#4 from: Doug &Sonja (Webb) Horn
Mount Solon, Virginia
Mon, May 29, 2017 at 11:04 PM

Aunt Shirley & Boys,
I am so sorry to hear about George. Its been a long time.  May God Bless You & Your Family
Connie Webb Barton

#5 from: Lisa K. Burris Smith
Yukon, Oklahoma
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 8:51 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

#6 from: Rob & Jane Ramey
Prospect, Ohio
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:39 AM

Shirley,Ron,Dennis and families;

Jane and I are sincerely sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the time we spent playing our never ending basketball, baseball and football games at Prospect Park and over at the school. In many ways, we were like one big family of kids. We hope and pray that we will all meet again some day before our heavenly Father and share and laugh about all the good times we had together.

Sympathy and prayers,
Rob and Jane Ramey

#7 from: Judy Carr
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 9:59 AM

Shirley and families, I am so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

#8 from: Brian
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:07 AM

George was a good athlete. He was a hard nosed football player and track man. As a kid, he was not as big as the other players but he was tougher! He ran like a cat quickly clawing his way through the line finding the hole to get through.
He was easy to coach as he followed the demands made on him.
May God be with him and his family and friends as he travels to the other side of our existence.

#9 from: Bobb Swihart
Indian lake Ohio
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 10:53 AM

Sorry for your loss prayers to the family

#10 from: John Wilcox
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 11:45 AM

So sorry for your Loss..George was A Great Guy would do anything for you..He Had a Big Heart..He will Be Missed By All His Friends..

#11 from: Joy Retterer
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 2:02 PM

My dearest Shirley,
 I am shocked and saddened to hear of yourloss. Please know that my heart goes out to you. I love you,

#12 from: Craig Cope
Tue, May 30, 2017 at 8:26 PM

I haven't seen George for many years he was on my first baseball team Georgie Porgie I had a lot of fun with him and his brothers playing kid games ,rest in peace

#13 from: George A Ferguson
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 7:54 AM

   Shirley so  sorry to here the Loss of a love one my Prayers are with you and the Family. take care. George Ferguson

#14 from: Lynn Murphy-Picker
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 10:57 AM

Miss Shirley..my heart goes out to you and your family. My deepest sympathy.

#15 from: Doug and Carol Schultz
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 2:19 PM

Our sincere sympathy to the entire Ratliff family.  We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers  Sorry for your loss.

Doug and Carol Schultz

#16 from: rona penix
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 6:01 PM

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you an your family.We are with if you need anything.

#17 from: Angie
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 8:58 PM

Shirley, Ron, Dennis & Rick, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of George. I pray God gives all of you the peace and comfort that you will need during this difficult time. I Can only imagine the smile on George's face when he was reunited with Robert once again,  in there heavenly home. 🙏❤️ Love Angie

#18 from: Shelly Olsheski Dillon
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 10:10 PM

My heart goes out to the entire Ratliff family. I grew up surrounded by all of the boys. George was a talented an well liked individual.  His passing will leave a great hole for those around him. My heart aches for all of you. God is with you.

#19 from: Debby Brown (McMahon)
Richwood Ohio
Wed, May 31, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Shirley, Ron, Dennis, & Rick,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Georgie as we all called him as kids. Our families go back along way. I haven't seen George for many,many years but that doesn't changed the fact that I have never forgotten him nor any of you. My love, thoughts and PRAYERS to all of you and to George's family. R.I.P Georgie the LITTLE boy with a HUGH HEART. God Bless All Of You.

#20 from: Marvin Guider ll
Anniston Al
Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:20 PM

So sorry to hear about George.   Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  

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