Ratcliffe, Robert Hensel

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Robert Hensel “Junior” Ratcliffe, 85, of Pulaski, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 in a Wytheville nursing home.

Born in Pulaski County June 23, 1922 he was the son of the late Robert F. and Elizabeth Rogers Ratcliffe.

Junior was preceded in death by his wife Louisa Farlow Ratcliffe and two brothers Charles and William Ratcliffe

Junior was an employee of the Town of Pulaski and retired in 1986 with 34 years of service, With most of them at the water treatment plant. He was a lifetime member of Thornspring United Methodist Church and a charter and still active member of the Thornspring Ruritan Club, started in 1952.

Surviving are a brother, Horace Ratcliffe of Draper; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will beheld today at 7 p.m. from Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darlene Marshall and the Rev. Steve McMurray officiating. A graveside service Will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Thornspring Church Cemetery. Visiting will be this evening from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorials be sent to Thornspring United Methodist Church or to the Thornspring Ruritan Club c/o William Kegley, 6085 Alum Spring Road, Pulaski, VA 24301.

Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. Pulaski, is in charge of arrangements.