John Ratcliff
John Ratcliff
  • December 23, 1930 - February 13, 2017
  • Iowa Park, Texas

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John B. Ratcliff, of Iowa Park and formerly of Graham, passed away at his home the morning of Feb 13, 2017.
Born December 23, 1930 to the family of James Miller Ratcliff and wife Myrtle Carson Ratcliff of Graham, Texas, he attended schools and graduated High School in Graham, attended East Central State College of Ada, Oklahoma, attaining a BS Degree in Education and a Master Degree in Mathematics, and taught schools in Wichita Falls and Iowa Park, Texas, retiring in 1985.
John met his lifetime soulmate, Patsy Lee Denton of Cisco, Texas, and married April 21, 1951. In 1959 he joined the Air Force, serving at Walker Air Force Base in New Mexico, French Morocco, in North Africa, and then Fairfield Air Force Base in Washington.
Private graveside services will be held at the Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park Saturday. Funeral services are Saturday at 3:00 pm, at the First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park.
Surviving relatives include his wife, of 66 years, Pat Ratcliff of Iowa Park, son Terry Ratcliff & Liz of Wichita Falls, daughter Sharon Grimes & Terry of Rockdale, daughter Rita Bavousett & Mike of Electra and son James Darren Ratcliff & Robin of Austin, a multitude of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one sister Dolly & Frank Nunley of Wichita, Kansas. His passing was preceded by one son, Darrell Bruce Ratcliff, parents, brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to the Wichita Hospice Center, the First United Methodist Church of Iowa Park or the Friendly Doors of Iowa Park.