David Hadley Ratcliff

October 2, 1947November 5, 2018

David Hadley Ratcliff, 71, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 in his home.

Dave was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri, moved to Trenton, Missouri where he met his wife through his work, and relocated to Loganville, Georgia with his family in 1984. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era, and retired from his long career in law enforcement as a Sergeant for the MARTA Police Department. He also previously was a Lieutenant for the Loganville Volunteer Fire Department. He took great pride in the work he did, the service he provided, and the people and experiences it led him to. Most friends remember him always in uniform and with a smile on his face. He loved his family unconditionally, and constantly worked hard to provide for them. He was a heckler, made lots of “dad” jokes, and always made sure we knew the love he had for us.

Dave is survived by his wife Barbara Ratcliff, brother Bob Lindel, daughters Pamela Ratcliff and Tiffany Morgan, son Jeremy Summers, and grandchildren Ashley Morgan, Jarod Ledford, Chance Summers, and Ryker Summers.

His remains will be laid to rest at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia on November 15, 2018 where he will be with his Veteran brothers and sisters.


  • Inurment Thursday, November 15, 2018

David Hadley Ratcliff

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Allen Davis

December 1, 2018

Semper Fi, RIP Goldbug . Class of 66.

Russell Hickerson

November 13, 2018

David Ratcliff was an excellent trainer and mentor. I just spoke to him earlier in the year. He was a good provider and coworkers who was dedicated to his profession. David you will be deeply missed. RIH, To the family continue on with his fond memories and the knowledge that he left you.

God Bless,

Joe McKinney

November 11, 2018

Had the pleasure of working with Dave at MARTA. Always a hard and dedicated worker, and a fine officer. Rest In Peace David.

Kordrey Weems

November 11, 2018

I met Ratcliff on morning watch East Precinct and I said this dude is strange. Ratcliff would add his revolving strobe light to the dash of the patrol car each shift. I come to realize more lights equals less probality of getting hit. He was a wealth of knowledge. To the family. Keep your heads up, Dave wouldn’t want you to be sad. I pray God continues to give you strength and peace during the transition celebrations.