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Larry "Neal" Ratliff, age 52, of Somerset, Kentucky, the Husband of Cathy Smith Ratliff, passed from this life on Monday, July 17, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
He was born on March 12, 1965 in South Williamson, Kentucky, son of Larry Ratliff and the late Brenda Justice Ratliff. Neal was a Master Mechanic with Associated Pipeline of Houston, Texas. He was passionate about his work and providing for his family. He was of the Pentecostal faith and attended Heritage Hope Church of God of Somerset. Neal enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was a loving Husband and Father and will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him. 
Besides his mother he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law; Craig Smith.
 Neal leaves behind to cherish his memories; his loving wife of 33 years Cathy Smith Ratliff of Somerset, Father and stepmother; Larry (Barbara) Ratliff of Somerset and Father-in-law and Mother-in-law; Clarence and Ella Smith of Somerset, his daughter; Brandi (Tyler) Hoseclaw of Science Hill, his Brother; Sid (Cindy) Ratliff of Somerset, his Sisters; Kay (Tom) Strunk of Somerset, Shelli (Rich) Crigger of Science Hill and Joni (Bobby) Marcum of Somerset along with two grandchildren; Liam Craig Nichols and Bailee Ann Hoseclaw and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m on Thursday, July 20, 2017 and from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Heritage Hope Church of God, 810 Bourne Ave, Somerset, Kentucky.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Church with Pastor Johnny Mark Dunbar officiating. 
Pallbearers for Mr. Ratliff will be Tyler Hoseclaw, Delynn Meek, Tyler Marcum, Calvin Ratliff, Cory Crigger, Zach Strunk and Marcus Smith. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you consider becoming an organ donor by registering with "organdonor.gov" or by signing the back of your driver's license. 
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Larry Neal Ratliff.
Published on July 18, 2017
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