Jimmy Ray “Jim” Ratliff, 79, of Rising Star, Texas passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Rising Star, Texas surrounded by his family.
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Graveside service will be held Thursday, August 22, at 2:00 PM at the Rising Star Cemetery in Rising Star, Texas with Terry Simmons officiating. The family will have a time of visitation Wednesday, August 21 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains, Texas.
Jim was born December 11, 1939 in Las Cruces, New Mexico to the Late Lee Roy and Iva Inez White-Ratliff. Jim served in the United States Navy from 1958-1962. Jim married Carolyn Joyce Cook in Morton, Texas on June 5, 1964.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; son, grandson.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn Joyce Ratliff of Rising Star; daughters, Pam Hutton of Cross Plains; Melanie Green and her husband, Rodney of Greenwood; four grandchildren, Brandy Gaudin; Scott Hutton; Samantha Pittman; Katie Barton; Eleven great grandchildren; brother, Larry Ratliff and his wife, Jeanne of Sun City Center, FL; sister, Mickie Martin and her husband, Tom of Lubbock; numerous nieces and nephews.