Wilfred Ratliff

June 14, 1931 ~ December 30, 2019 (age 88)


Wilfred Ratliff, 88, of Bardstown passed away Monday December 30, 2019 at the Cook Family Home. He was born June 14, 1931 in Samuels, enjoyed spending time on the farm, and a member of Bardstown Baptist Church. He was an Army Veteran part of the artillery division. He worked for Curtis Ratliff on milk route after discharge from the Army. He went to work for Robert Ice as a bookkeeper and dispatcher for about 10 years. He hauled equipment for Mago, and then worked for Liquid Transport\Trimac for 30 years as a truck driver, which he retired from. He and Diana were married on November 23, 1956.  They were married for 63 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis Leon Ratliff and Edith Ratliff; two brothers, Robert Clemens, and Charles Ray Ratliff; sister, Fay Weller; and brother-in-law, Keith Hatfield.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Ratliff of Bardstown; niece, Donna Ratliff-MacDonell of Willisburg; nephew, Charles Robert Ratliff of Bloomfield; two great nieces, Amy Call of Owensboro and Susan MacDonell of Lexington; two great nephews, Daniel Ratliff of Jeffersonville, IN and Christian Ratliff of Bardstown; great-great niece, Ellie Call of Owensboro; brother-in-law, Arthur Hatfield of Bardstown, sister-in-law, Valla Geoghegan of Bardstown; five nieces, Diana McDonald of Fredricksburg, Virginia Dereksen of Louisville, Martha Geoghegan of Lexington, Heather Hatfield Erter of Bulverde, TX, and Holly Strauch of Blanco, TX; and nephew Leonard Geoghegan of Bardstown.

His funeral service will be 11:00 am Friday January 3, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. Pastor Amy Call will officiate. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm Thursday January 2 and 9 – 11 am Friday January 3.

Memorial contributions may go to Bardstown Baptist, Nelson Co. Humane Society, and/or Marion County Honor Guard.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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