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Howard Clyde Ratledge

September 8, 1936 — December 5, 2022

Athens

HOWARD CLYDE RATLEDGE, age 86 of Athens, Tenn. passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2022 at his residence. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late James and Azlee Ghourley Ratledge and preceded in death by his wife: Peggy Alverine Ratledge, Sisters: Louie Arnwine, Grove Odum, and Gladys Ratledge, Brothers: Jim Ratledge, Dick Ratledge, and Frank Ratledge. He was a farmer working for Mayfield's, and was a former employee of Athens Bed Co. and retired from Athens Woodcrafters. He was an avid NASCAR fan. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Tellico Ave. Baptist Church. He was a member of the National Guard.
Survivors: Two Daughters and sons-in-law: Elaine and Herb  Keylon  of Dayton, Tenn., Carol and David Johnson of Athens, Tenn., Brother: William "Tootsie" Ratledge of Athens, Tenn., Two Grandsons: Michael Crutchfied and Caleb Johnson,  Great Grandson: Skyler Crutchfield, Great Great Grandson: Lane Crutchfield, Special Friend: Nancy McMutery,  several nieces and nephews. 

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 10, 2022 in McMinn Memory Gardens with  Rev. Keith Wilcox officiating. The family  will receive friends from 5-7 Friday, December 9, 2022 in the funeral home. Active pallbearers will be David Johnson, Herb Keylon, Caleb Johnson, Michael Crutchfield,  and Skyler Crutchfield.  Memorial contributions may be sent to McMinn Humane Animal Shelter.  Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/Howard-Ratledge   Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home , Athens in charge of arrangements.

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