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S. Mike (Red Dog) Ratliff

October 23, 1949 December 23, 2017
S. Mike (Red Dog) Ratliff
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Obituary for S. Mike (Red Dog) Ratliff

S. Mike “Red Dog” Ratliff age 68 of Bristol, TN passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at BRH. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, John Benjamin and Donna Dowdy Ratliff. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, DeEtta Herron Ratliff, his daughter, Beth Brown (Andrew) of Knoxville, TN, two grandsons, Drew and Zach, brother, John Ratliff (Joan) of Nashville, TN, sister, Susan Kilby of Chilhowie, VA, brother-in-law Jerry Herron (Mary) of Cedar Bluff, VA, and several nephews. He also leaves behind his faithful companion and Jack Russell Terrier, Spike. Mike was a proud United States Marine Staff Sargent, and gave 4 years in service of the country that he loved.

The family will have a private graveside service at Greenhills Memorial Gardens in Claypool Hill, VA on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Services will be officiated by Reverend Naomi Brown. Online condolences may be shared by going to

Singleton Funeral Service in Cedar Bluff, VA is serving the Ratliff Family.

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Greenhills Memory Gardens Final Resting Place

11800 Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy.
Cedar Bluff, VA 24609

11800 Gov. G.C. Peery Hwy. Cedar Bluff 24609 VA
United States

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