Perry Edwin Ratliff
Perry Edwin Ratliff
  • August 25, 1937 - April 1, 2017
  • Wendell, North Carolina

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Perry Edwin Ratliff passed from this earth peacefully on April 1, 2017 at 79 years of age. "P. E." or "Ed" was born in Montague County just outside of Dallas Texas to William Clayton and Audrey (Yarbrough) Ratliff on August 25, 1937.

He moved with his family to the Borger area when he was in first grade and graduated from Borger High School in 1955. In 1956, he began working for Sante Fe Railroad as a switchman. During his 44 years with the railroad he worked as an engine foreman, yardmaster, brakeman, and conductor. On June 9th, 1957 he married Donna Jean Fauske.

Perry loved hunting, fishing, marksmanship of the gun, watching John Wayne movies and "Gunsmoke" as well as playing with his beloved grandkids and great grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife, Donna Jean Ratliff; parents, William Clayton and Audrey Yarbrough Ratliff; daughter Kimberly Eileen; stepfather, Charles Darnell and a brother, Henry Ratliff.

He is survived by his children: Daniel Ratliff, of Borger, TX, Catherine (Larry) Wills, of Wendell, NC, Tamra (Jim) Bush, of Raleigh, NC, and Timothy (Marilyn) Ratliff, of Bloomfield, IA; brothers: Butch Ratliff, of Borger, TX, Ray Ratliff, of Independence, MO, Eldon Ratliff of Amarillo, TX and Bill Ratliff of MO; a sister, Clara Willis of McClain TX; sister-in-laws: Lois (Richard) Whisennand of Buda, TX, and Janice Sall of Chico, CA; grandchildren: Heather, Jennifer, Lance, Chelsea, Bailey, Kendall and Kari ; great grandchildren: Kevin, Brodie, Alexander, Madilyn, Jackson and Caylee; and lots of nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Raleigh, NC, on Wednesday, April 5, at 5:00 PM. The family will have visitation at Brown's Chapel of The Fountains on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 1:00-6:00 PM. Graveside service will be held on Monday, April 10,2017 at 11:00 AM at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Borger, TX. Perry will be laid to rest next to his wife of almost 50 years, Donna Jean, and his daughter, Kimberly.