Norman Gilbert Ratliff

December 19, 1942May 16, 2020

Norman Ratliff, age 77 of Lithia, FL passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020. He was born on December 19, 1942 in Laing, WV, the son of Wray Belle (Price) and Norman Ratliff.

Norman G. Ratliff, “Gran’dad” was everything from gentleman to a tough SOB. He was an accomplished musician, guitarist, singer, craftsman, builder, marksman, taxidermist and traveler. He sought excitement, enjoyment, happiness and pleasures each of his pursuits provided him.

He displayed a firm, sturdy demeanor that protected his kind, gentle heart. His many friendships over the years were true and sincere. Norman’s greatest accomplishments, however, were as a family man, son, brother, father, granddad and he excelled as a husband to his beloved wife, Cathy, of 27 years.

His memories and journey continue through his surviving sister, Patsy Hensley; son, Norman Ratliff II; daughter, Catherine E. (Jimmy) Scanlon; son, Patrick A. (Carla) Strickland; grandchildren, Lawrence Strickland, Sebrenna Walker, Tristen Strickland, Marissa Scanlon, four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lifepath Hospice.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


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Sharon Ratliff

May 20, 2020

My thoughts and prayers goes out to Norm's family during this sad time. I was married to Norm's brother (Ray). I can remember when Ray and I would go down to Florida (we lived in Kentucky) we would go and spend precious time with Norm and Cathy. Norm would always have to play us some songs on his guitar, then he would hand his guitar over to Ray and say it's your turn. Norm was the sweetest man other than Ray that I have had the pleasure to meet. When his beautiful wife closed her final chapter here on earth, part of him went with her. Now that they are together again, their love story will continue through out eternity. You will never be forgotten Norm!


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