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William "Bill" D. Ratcliff

January 6, 1944 ~ December 15, 2021 (age 77)


William David “Bill” Ratcliff, age 77, of Cabins, WV passed away Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center in Petersburg, WV.

Bill  was born on January 6, 1944 in Petersburg, WV and was a son of the late John William Ratcliff and Margie Catherine (VanMeter) Ratcliff.  In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded by five sisters, Ruth Ella Smith, Dorothy Moyers, Goldie Borror, Verda Moyers and Bertha VanMeter; three brothers, James Ratcliff, Dwight Ratcliff and Harlen Ratcliff.

Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carol Jane  (Crites)  Ratcliff; two daughters, Barbara (Greg) Helmick of Manassas, VA and Carol Kimble of Petersburg, WV; five grandchildren, Stephanie Kuykendall, Ashley Mayle, Corie Mayle, Josh Thorne and Candice George; eight great grandchildren, Alyssa Miller, Kelsey Miller, Tori Kuykendall, Zayden Thorne, Ryder Thorne, Kallee Thorne, Chloe Bradley and Chase Bradley; three step grandchildren, Kristian Kuydendall, Kaden Kuykendall and Riley Kuydendall; two brothers, Gerald (Elva) Ratcliff of Petersburg, WV and Merlin “Sam”  (Mary Ann) Ratcliff of Maysville, WV; several nieces and nephews.

Bill was a self employed carpenter and enjoyed watching NASCAR races.  

Honoring Bill’s wishes, his body will be cremated.  Family will receive friends Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 6 -8 PM at the Schaeffer Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be private.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Carol Ratcliff, 116 Noreaster Drive, Cabins, WV  26855.










December 18, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaeffer Funeral Home
11 North Main Street
Petersburg, WV 26847

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