Robert Don Ratcliff


Robert Don Ratcliff, 62, of Canyon, TX, passed away on October 3, 2019 peacefully in the arms of his loving wife.

Rob was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 23, 1956. He graduated from JJ Pearce High School where he was an all-star football player. After high school, Rob built houses in Dallas, then moved to Montana where he had 3 children.

He continued his education and received an associate degree from Amarillo College.

Rob was married to Sue Ratcliff on June 24, 2014; they were together for 23 years.

Rob worked as a radiologic technologist for more than 20 years. He loved being married to Sue. He enjoyed hunting, bass fishing, fly fishing, watching sports and ESPN, and playing golf where he achieved 3 hole-in-ones! He was a certified falconer. He could build and fix anything and loved to learn. He loved Campisi’s and crab claws. He loved playing poker and Bananagrams. He loved Forest Gump, Clint Eastwood movies, Cast Away, Jerimiah Johnson, Dances with Wolves, Gregg Allman, Tom Petty, rock-n-roll, long hair, and U2. He loved Seinfeld and South Park. He had great interest in Native American history and enjoyed learning about their culture. He loved it when Issac brought him Krispy Kreme donuts. He never forgot a face or a name. If you were Rob’s friend, you knew it because he stood by you.

He is survived by his wife, brother, two sisters, and many loving friends and family.

The family of Rob Ratcliff wishes to thank Dr. Sahad, Dr. McCullum, and Dr. Gwozdz and Shelly.

A private service will be held for friends and family.

Keep Livin’ the dream, man!

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4 Replies to “Robert Don Ratcliff”

  1. Thanks for being a great friend back in the day. Framed houses with you, fished and appreciated your good heart, fun spirit and friendship.
    We’ll miss you and see you again when it’s time. Grib

    Sue, if there’s anything can do to help you/family, please call or message.

  2. I lost touch with Rob after we framed our first home together. Over the years I’ve searched him on the internet and just got this result. We had a lot of fun in our early lives, high jumping and pole vaulting on his side yard. Rob loved construction and sports. I’m glad to hear he had a good life.
    Gene Norman, Seabrook Texas 713 540 5190

  3. It’s been many years since I’ve seen Rob but I have some sweet memories of him.
    His Mother , Pat was my cousin. When I was in college in Dallas I spent many weekends in their home on Vinecrest in Richardson, Texas. I remember how amazed I was that he could live on a diet of cereal and peanut butter! He was the sweetest kid with such a winning smile .
    I remember many years later when he returned to Dallas from Montana bringing his young family and his Mother who was in late stages of lung cancer. He cared for her with great loving attention until she died. Rob, well done you loving and faithful servant. God bless you. You will be missed.

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