John W. Ratliff passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on October 30, 1927 in Alicia, Arkansas and grew up in Strawberry, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sue; two sons, Danny Ratliff (Sherry) and Mark Ratliff (Melissa); four grandchildren, Natalie Rawls (Chad), Stephanie Johnston (Steve), Blake Ratliff (Anna), and Katelyn Digby (Beau); five great-grandchildren, Audrey and Collier Rawls, Kale and Cameron Johnston, and Sutton Ratliff; one brother, Wes Ratliff (Clara); one sister, Freedia Coke; and lots of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents C.W. and Myrtle Ratliff; one brother, Roland; and three sisters, Ruth, Vera and Jean.
John worked as a Store Manager for Sterling Stores for 49 years and was a member of First Baptist Church in Conway. The family would like to thank Reba Owens; caregivers, Sherri DeLong and Nikki Sutton; as well as all the staff of Kindred Hospice in Conway.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Crestlawn Memorial Park in Conway.
The Ratliff family request that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church Youth Ministry or Kindred Hospice.