March 31, 1945 - February 12, 2019
Sterman D. “Doug” Ratliff, 73, of St. Albans, WV formerly of Charleston, SC, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Jenkins, KY to the late George Leon and Jettie Smallwood Ratliff. He was also preceded in death by son, Anthony Ratliff; brother, Dickie Ratliff. Doug was a disabled veteran having proudly served with the U S Marines. During the Vietnam War he served 2 tours of duty. He was a graduate of James Island High School, Charleston, SC. He graduated from Charleston Southern University where he received his Bachelor’s degree in English and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Afterwards he received his Master’s degree in English from The Citadel and then attended Law School at the University of South Carolina. While he attended Charleston Southern University he became a member of MENSA. Surviving are his loving wife, Linda J. Ratliff; children, Dana Ratliff (Angie), Leon Ratliff (Leslie), Kellie Ratliff, Chris Ratliff (Mary Ann), Josh Ratliff (Emily) and Rider Ratliff; sisters, Donna R. Brower, Glenda Weatherford and Jettie Simms. Also surviving are his 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 18, 2019 at Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans wit Rev. Shelby McNealy officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans with military honors. Friends may call from 1 to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25312. You may visit Doug’s tribute page at bartlettnicholsfuneralhome.com to share memories or condolences. Bartlett-Nichols Funeral Home, (formerly Bartlett-Chapman Funeral Home) family owned and located at 409 Sixth Ave., St. Albans is honored to serve the Ratliff family.
Sterman D. “Doug” Ratliff, 73, of St. Albans, WV formerly of Charleston, SC, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side. He was born in Jenkins, KY to the late George Leon and Jettie Smallwood... View Obituary & Service Information
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