Obituary for James Paul Ratcliffe

James Paul Ratcliffe, 92, of Pulaski, VA passed away Monday March 19th 2018 in the Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin, VA. He was born in Washington, County VA on August 4th 1925 the son of the late George Hubble Ratcliffe and Verna Beckner Ratcliffe.

He was also preceded in death by a daughter, three sisters and four brothers.

Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years; Ethel Gwendolyn “Sally” Hanks Ratcliffe, of Pulaski.

Daughter and Son in Law; Lisa and Albert Lunsford

Granddaughter; Laura Lunsford all of Mechanicsville, VA

Nieces and Nephews

Paul served as a corporal in the Army and saw combat from 1943 to 1946 along with four brothers during the same time period. Paul retired from R.A.A.P. with 37 years of service.

Funeral services will be held Sat. March 24th at 11am from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melissa Smith officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors conducted by VFW Post 1184, Pulaski, in the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm Friday evening at the funeral home.

Flowers are appreciated however the Family askes that memorials be made to the following charities. St Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38101. The Joy Ranch P.O. Box 727 Hillsville, VA 24343. Northstar Academy 8055 Shrader Rd. Richmond, VA 23294 or the First United Methodist Church 135 4th St NW Pulaski, VA 24301. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski.