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James Darryl (J.D.) Ratcliffe, 53 of Asheville, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, November 11th, 2015.

He was born in Roanoke, Virginia on January 29th, 1962 and was the son of Ruby Ellen Goad Ratcliff of Pulaski, and the late Walter Turner Ratcliff, Jr.

A graduate of Pulaski County High School, J.D. proudly served as a Sea Bee in the United States Navy, was an avid outdoorsman, North Carolina Tar Heels fan, and was a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He always had a fun story to share.

In addition to his mother, left to cherish his memory are three sons, Adam Scott Meredith of Rich Creek, Jeb Stuart Ratcliffe of Rich Creek, and Jacob Dalton Ratcliffe of Taylorsville, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Kaydence Skylar Ratcliffe, Bryson Michael Ratcliffe, and Ayden Scott Meredith; three sisters, Debbie Ratcliff of Roanoke, Deanna Markey of Fredericksburg, and Sue Ratcliff of Pulaski; three nieces, Allison, Ashley, and Amber; and a nephew, Alex, who adored him.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 1 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Angels Rest Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Chapel Monday from 11 AM until just prior to the service.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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Angels Rest Cemetery

Fletcher Mountain Road Narrows, VA 24124