Mr. Basil Ray Ratliff, age 75, of Cadiz, Ky., died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at his home in Cadiz, Ky.
He was retired from Dayton Steel in Dayton, OH. He also worked in the Maintenance department at Lake Barkley Sate Resort Park, Holiday Inn Hotel and Super 8 Motel.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 74 in Cadiz, KY. He was also a US Army Korean Conflict Veteran.
He is survived by his Three Sisters, Patsy Ruth Sexton of Cadiz, Ky., Marietta Sue Howard of Mansfield, Ohio and Theda Ann Chambliss of Cadiz, Ky. One Brother, Jerry Dean Ratliff of Martin, Ky. Nine Nieces and 4 Nephews.
He was preceded in Death by: Wife-Iolene Ratliff, Father-George Ratliff, Mother-Lula (Hall) Ratliff. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home, Inc., 138 Main St. -P.O. Box 2050, Cadiz, Ky., where the family will receive friends after 4:00 PM Thursday, July 16, 2009.
Funeral service will be at Goodwin Funeral Home of Cadiz, KY at 1:00 PM Friday, July 17, 2009 , Reverend Kevin Roberts officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be at Green Hill Memorial Gardens in Hopkinsville, Ky. Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, C/O- Dee Eggers, 203 Choctaw Drive, Cadiz, KY 42211.