Robert "Bob" S. Ratliff, Jr.




Garner – Robert “Bob” S. Ratliff, Jr., passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2107 at Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, 401 N Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina. Interment will be at Willow Spring Primitive Baptist Church.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Helen Pleasants Ratliff; sons, Robert S Ratliff, III and wife, Anita, and Troy W. Ratliff and wife, Sheila; grandchildren, grandchildren Robbie, Amanda, Luke, Holden & Kyndall; great-grandchildren, Evie, Kyle & Claire; and sister, Frances Baldwin.

Bob joined the Air Force in 1951, doing 2 tours of duty in England. He enjoyed a life-long passion for aviation including a private pilot license and many years of flying. After leaving the Air Force, Bob & Helen moved to Raleigh where he began a career in construction. He was later the owner of an Exxon service station on Western Blvd. Bob finished his career as the owner of Ratliff Hauling. The remainder of Bob's life was spent enjoying his family, friends and especially his grandchildren. Bob always loved to laugh and joke which his family will miss tremendously. His love for his Lord & Savior was immense and no doubt his reward was ready and is now being enjoyed.

The family will receive family and friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2107 at Thomas Funeral Home.

Thank you to all of Bob's friends for your thoughts & prayers. Thank you also to Hospice for helping grant his wishes of being at home with his family during his final days. As Bob so often said, and is now so true..."Adios, Amigo".

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to your local SPCA or Animal Shelter as Bob loved his furry friends.