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Herman W. Ratliff, Taylor County, KY (1926-2014)

He was a native of Green County, KY. He was a former Kentucky State Representative for nineteen years, having served Taylor, Green, Metcalfe and Marion Counties and served three terms as minority caucus chairman. He was a retired farmer specializing in Charolais cattle, a businessman and former partner with Supertone Studio for forty-one years. He was a veteran of W2orld War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
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Herman W. Rattliff, 88, of Campbellsville, KY, died at 2:30amET, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Campbellsville.

Funeral services will be at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Tony Franklin. The visitation will be 4pm-70pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Friday, May 30, 2014 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 700 Old U.S. Highway 68, Campbellsville, KY.

Herman W. Ratliff, Taylor County, KY (1926 - 2014)

Herman W. Rattliff of Campbellsville, son of the late James William "Jimmy" Rattliff and Estell Dobson Rattliff. He was born in Green County, Kentucky, on Friday, April 2, 1926. He died Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 88 years, 1 month, and 27 days.

He professed faith in Christ and attended St. Mark United Methodist Church.

He was a former Kentucky State Representative for nineteen years, having served Taylor, Green, Metcalfe and Marion Counties and served three terms as minority caucus chairman. He was a retired farmer specializing in Charolais cattle, a businessman and former partner with Supertone Studio for forty-one years.

He was a veteran of W2orld War II, having served his country honorably in the United States Army, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He united in marriage to Jewell Merritt March 18, 1951.

Besides his wife, Jewell Rattliff, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and one daughter: Brian Rattliff and wife, Beth of Louisville, KY; and Kristi Rattliff Hickerson of Campbellsville, KY

  • One grandson: Cameron Rattliff and wife, Natalie of Louisville, KY

  • one brother and one sister: J. W. Rattliff and wife, Joyce of Greensburg, KY; and Doris Rodgers and husband, Junior of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister: Vernon Rattliff, Wesley Rattliff, Ronnie Rattliff and Willya Cox.

Send a condolence to the family of Herman C. Ratliff

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 N Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy suggested: Donations to Galilean Children's Home, which may be made at the funeral home.


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Remembering Herman Ratliff (1926-2014)



2014-05-30 - Campbellsville, KY - Photo from the collection of Larry Smith. South Central Kentucky has lost a giant. Herman W. Ratliff died Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Campbellsville, KY. Above, in this photo by Jimmy Lowe Cravens, he's seated on the right, as Governor Louie B. Nunn outlined plans for the Green River State Park in Taylor County. On the left is former Campbellsville Mayor Bobby Miller. The year was ca. 1968. Herman Ratliff was a native of Green County. His obituary notes, "He was a former Kentucky State Representative for nineteen years, having served Taylor, Green, Metcalfe and Marion Counties and served three terms as minority caucus chairman. He was a retired farmer specializing in Charolais cattle, a businessman and former partner with Supertone Studio for forty-one years." - Larry Smith, Operations Manager, Shoreline Communications
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