William C. (Bill) Ratliff, 76, passed away in his sleep at his home on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
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A memorial service will be scheduled at DFW National Cemetery at a later date.
Bill was born September 9, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Hollis and June (Marshall) (Ratliff) Richards. At
a young age, Bill and his mother, moved to Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Fort Worth Trimble Tech High
School. After leaving school in 1959 he joined the Air Force and was “in the service” until honorably
discharged 1966. While enlisted he married the former Margie Fortner in 1965. Their marriage resulted
in three sons; William (Clay) Ratliff, Brian Ratliff, and Brad Ratliff.
Bill was a retired Manufacturing Production Manager. He enjoyed working and only retired a few years
prior to his passing. He loved following and coaching baseball, watching Fox News, cooking “salt pork”
on Sunday morning, drinking one cup of coffee every day, reading, and spending time with his children
and grandchildren. He was a great storyteller and possessed a wonderful sense of humor. Bill will be
remembered as a loving son, father, grandfather, and friend.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law Euder Fortner; and childhood best friend John
He is survived by his three sons, William (Clay) Ratliff and his wife Sharon, Brian Ratliff, Brad Ratliff and
his wife Brandi; granddaughter Layla Ratliff, grandsons Austin Ratliff, Conner Ratliff, Roo Ratliff, Robert
Eubanks and wife Shawnnon, great-grandson Samuel Eubanks, ex-wife Margie Ratliff, and several nieces,
nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is his memory.