Billy Joe Ratliff

  • Born: December 22, 1978
  • Died: August 28, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Billy Joe Ratliff, 42, of Owensboro, passed away August 28, 2021. He was born December 22, 1978, in Owensboro. Billy Joe was a 1998 graduate of Owensboro High School. He enjoyed running around town in his chair and meeting new people. Billy Joe was an active person with lots of things to fill his time. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, watching U.K. basketball, and visiting Dairy Queen on Frederica Street. He also loved to watch his niece, Kaysi, play softball with WK Havoc 07. Billy Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wendell Ratliff Sr. in 2002, Myrtle Henry in 2011, and Wilbur "Bill" Henry in 2019.

He is survived by his mother, Robin Ratliff; sister, Danita (Brandon) Burden and their children, Dyllyn Burden and Kaysi Burden; several aunts and uncles; a host of cousins and countless friends.

The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with burial following at Pleasant Hope Cemetery in Calhoun. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family of Billy Joe Ratliff c/o Danita Burden.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Robin and Danita - I'm very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Billy come rolling in to visit his friends at Wendell Foster. I know there are a lot of people there who enjoyed talking with him, and who will miss him.

Posted by Katherine Cooke - Owensboro, KY - Acquaintance   September 03, 2021

Sending prayers

Posted by Lisa Fitzgerald - OWENSBORO, KY   September 02, 2021

I worked at Dr. Carol Braun's office for 29years. Billy Joe was a patient there. I watched him grow up. I will always remember his smile, and I always tried to help him walk in and put my leg out like I was going to trip him. It always made him laugh!!! He said "I don't need any help go away" Ha ha !! God speed Billy Joe!! Prayers to your mom and sister.

Posted by Ann Duncan - Owensboro, KY - Friend   September 02, 2021

I'm gonna miss you buddy, I remember way back in the day you coming over and playing Atari with me. Fly high young man, love you

Posted by Jeremy Morris - Owensboro, KY - Friend   September 01, 2021

He was such a good guy. Sure will be missed. My buddy

Posted by Amy Rhineburger - Owensboro, KY - Friend   August 31, 2021

Sending Condolences and prayers to family and friends

Posted by Kimberly Smith - Owensboro, KY - Acquaintance   August 30, 2021

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