Obituary for James Arnold Ratcliffe

James Arnold Ratcliffe, age 73 of Pulaski passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at his home. Born March 27, 1948 in Bristol, Virginia he was the son of the late Arnold Irvin Ratcliffe & Minnie Marie Moore Ratcliffe. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Karen.

James was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 101st Airborne for three tours in Vietnam.

He is survived by his

Wife of 48 years – Nid “Ann” Ratcliffe – Pulaski

Stepdaughter – Helen Ratcliffe – Thailand

3 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren

Brothers – Sam (Jill) Ratcliffe, Tom (Michele) Ratcliffe

Sister – Linda

Beloved Uncle to – Mary (Scott), Michael (Rosa), Jacqui, Elise, Kayla, Emily (Bernardo)

Graveside funeral services will be held 12:00 Noon – Friday, October 15, 2021 at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin with Chaplain Bobby Ward officiating.

The family will receive friends between 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Friday at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski then leave in procession to the cemetery @ 11:30. To sign the online guestbook, visit –

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.