Charles Rolen Ratcliff - RIP

CIDAA Forum: Deaths (Public): Charles Rolen Ratcliff - RIP
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jearl E. Ballow (Je_buck_ballow) on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 02:11 pm:  Edit

Charlie was a novice agent when he joined us on TF18.At first he always seemed so amazed at how we operated but he learned quickly and became a valuable asset. I recall him as a very quiet, reflective sort of person who made friends easily. His loss is a great personal loss to his family, friends, and all in the CID who knew him. Walk with God, Charlie.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 12:47 pm:  Edit

Mr Ratcliff was born on 19 January 1934 in Glade Springs, VA. He served 23 years in the military until retirement from the CID in 1977. He then went to work as a security guard for the Boeing Company until his retirement from Boeing in 1995.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 07:20 pm:  Edit

From Liam H Loughran - I first met Charley on the Island of Okinawa in the early 70s when we were assigned to Task Force 18 under the leadership of the Bureau of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs, U S Department of Justice. Charley was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his dedication to duty in that assignment. I again met up with him in the mid 70s at the CID Unit, Ft Lewis, WA. He retired in 1977. We would get together every now and then to talk about old times. My sincere sympathy to his wife, Dawn, and his son, Robert. Charles was a wonderful human being and will be dearly missed by those who knew him and worked with him. May he rest in peace.

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 06:59 pm:  Edit

CW2 (Ret) Charles Rolen Ratcliff, age 77, of Poulsbo, WA, formerly of Damascus, VA, entered into God's Kingdom with his loving family by his side on Monday, 20 June 2011, at Kitsap Hospice Center in Bremerton, WA. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Hazel Ratcliff, of Damascus; and one brother, George Ratcliff, of Orlando, FL. He is survived by the love of his life, Dawn Ratcliff; one son, Robert Ratcliff and his wife, Maria, of Poulsbo; one daughter, Hazel Sims, of Chester, England; one brother, Curtis Ratcliff, of Twin Bridges, MT; three sisters, Carolyn Ratcliff Henderson and her husband, John, of Damascus, Emme Ratcliff Leslie, of Bristol, VA, and Joyce Ratcliff Fowler and her husband, Gene, of Kearney, NJ; four grandchildren and several special nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charles served his country with great pride and honor, he was a true American. He was a Mason and belonged to the Central City Lodge # 305 F. & A.M. in Selma, AL. Charles was a member of the Redeemer United Methodist Church in Kingston, WA, where he loved to sing solos and share his love for Christ. He and Dawn were instrumental in helping build this church. He enjoyed many hobbies, fishing, cooking, gardening, brick masonry, his grandchildren and traveling. Even though he traveled and lived in different countries, a part of him always remained in the hills of Southwest, VA. A military service was held on Friday, 8 July 2011, at Mount Tahoma Veterans Cemetery in Tacoma, WA. A celebration of life was held on Saturday, 9 July 2011, at the Redeemer United Methodist Church in Kingston. Online condolences may be sent to the family and viewed by visiting www.garrettfuneralhome.com Obituary information courtesy of Garrett Funeral Home, 203 N Shady Ave, Damascus, VA 24236, 276-475-3631.


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