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Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

4747 Veterans Blvd, Metairie, LA

OBITUARY

Fred Lenoir Ratliff Jr.

September 15, 1940July 3, 2019
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Fred Lenoir Ratliff, Jr., age 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Mr. Ratliff was a native of Independence, LA and was a resident of Savannah, TN. Beloved husband of Mable Howe-Ratliff for 29 years. Father of Lynne Graythen (David), David F. Ratliff (Kelly), Gina Waggoner (Craig) and Scott Ratliff. Stepfather of William E. Huffman, Jr. (Pam) and Andrew Huffman (Terry). Son of the late Fred Lenoir Ratliff, Sr. and Lessie Kinchen Ratliff. Brother of Shirley Henkel and Ed Ratliff. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mr. Ratliff was a Master Plumber and former owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Greater Houston area and River Parish Service in Laplace, LA. He was an accomplished Master Plumber, having licensures in over 30 states and at one time being the only person in the country to accomplish this feat. During his many years as a Master Plumber, he inspired and mentored many others to become licensed plumbers. Mr. Ratliff was a member of First United Methodist Church in Savannah, TN and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved gardening, nature, RV traveling, the outdoors and enjoyed grilling and feeding the birds and deer. He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Mr. Ratliff’s family would like to thank all of his caregivers for their wonderful care and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial gathering at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Sunday afternoon, July 7, 2019 beginning at 1:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, July 7, 2019

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Wedding Day Jackie & Oscar October 2014

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Fred, Mable & Mackenzie
April 2014

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Fred, Mable & Jackie
Prom 2011

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Great Grandpa Fred with Mackenzie at Christmas 2017

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Grandma & Grandpa with Joshua & Jacob - graduation 2017

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Wedding Day Jackie & Oscar October 2014

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Fred, Mable & Mackenzie
April 2014

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Fred, Mable & Jackie
Prom 2011

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Great Grandpa Fred with Mackenzie at Christmas 2017

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Grandma & Grandpa with Joshua & Jacob - graduation 2017

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Biography

Fred Lenoir Ratliff, Jr., age 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Mr. Ratliff was a native of Independence, LA and was a resident of Savannah, TN. Beloved husband of Mable Howe-Ratliff for 29 years. Father of Lynne Graythen (David), David F. Ratliff (Kelly), Gina Waggoner (Craig) and Scott Ratliff. Stepfather of William E. Huffman, Jr. (Pam) and Andrew Huffman (Terry). Son of the late Fred Lenoir Ratliff, Sr. and Lessie Kinchen Ratliff. Brother of Shirley Henkel and Ed Ratliff. Also survived by 15 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mr. Ratliff was a Master Plumber and former owner of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of the Greater Houston area and River Parish Service in Laplace, LA. He was an accomplished Master Plumber, having licensures in over 30 states and at one time being the only person in the country to accomplish this feat. During his many years as a Master Plumber, he inspired and mentored many others to become licensed plumbers. Mr. Ratliff was a member of First United Methodist Church in Savannah, TN and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He loved gardening, nature, RV traveling, the outdoors and enjoyed grilling and feeding the birds and deer. He will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Mr. Ratliff’s family would like to thank all of his caregivers for their wonderful care and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the memorial gathering at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., near Clearview Pkwy., in Metairie, LA on Sunday afternoon, July 7, 2019 beginning at 1:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM in Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home’s chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.