Granville C. Ratcliff

Born on October 9, 1939

Departed on January 28, 2016 and resided in Kingston Springs, TN

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Granville Ratcliff- Age 76, passed away January 28, 2016. He retired from the United States Airforce after many years of dedicated service. Survived by his sons, Curtis Cole Ratcliff and Scott Farley; close friend, Francois Van Eeden. A Celebration of Life will be on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 11:30am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home. Interment will be at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00am until the service time at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Charlotte Pike.


13 Comments to Mr. Granville C. Ratcliff

  1. TJ
    February 1, 2016 10:30 am

    Offering sincere condolences to the family and friends. May you allow yourselves to be comforted by the wonderful promises our Heavenly Father guarantees will soon come about. (Acts 24:15)

  2. Bill & Charlotte Sloan
    February 1, 2016 2:23 pm

    We found Granville to be rough and crusty on the outside but marshmallow soft on the inside. He was our valued friend.

    Adding to the obituary, he not only was a decorated soldier of the Vietnam War and retired member of the Air Force. In more recent years before his total retirement in 2012, he served as a Cheatham County Sheriff’s Deputy and then served as a Court Security Officer for the U. S. District Court of the Middle District of Tennessee. And not to forget to mention his “fun” job after work hours delivering pizzas for Madgett & Heston, also dear friends of his. Granville was born in Kingston Springs and lived here when he passed. He once took us to see his “homeplace”, pearched on a beautiful scenic piece of KS property. Granville had many friends in Kingston Springs and Nashville and all the way to New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina and elsewhere. The ones we noted that he spent the most time telling us about, being Addie from North Carolina and Francois & Maggie from Charlotte, Tn. Many the time that a call came from Addie when we were visiting Granville, and his eyes would light right up. Francois and Maggie always made sure Granville was included in all their holiday celebrations. In the end they were the ones who stood steady and daily by Granville’s side during the three weeks of hospital and nursing home confinement. He dearly loved Addie, Francois and Maggie. Many thanks and praise be to them for the comfort they gave to him during their vigil. Granville also deeply loved his family and hungered for their love. We wish Granville all the rewards Heaven can give to him, and peace for eternity. We will miss him very much. Bill & Charlotte

  3. Sgt. Gary Ola
    February 1, 2016 7:22 pm

    RIP my friend and know you will be missed.

  4. Deb Pistole
    February 1, 2016 7:54 pm

    Granville & I have been good friends for the past year. We became very close in the past 6 months. We had more of a parent/child relationship. He was sharp & quick. I loved his stories. He appeared tough but deep down he was very sensitive. I would have done anything he asked he to & did. We spent a lot of time together. I will miss him deeply.

  5. Jimmy Dunn
    February 1, 2016 11:38 pm

    I had the privilege of knowing Granville most of my life, and to work with him for just a few years. He was a great friend to me and my family. I learned a lot from him that I never realized at the time, and without him realizing it either. Great friend, officer, and all around great person. I regret I wasn’t able to spend more time with him.

  6. Ed mason
    February 2, 2016 1:18 am

    Granville it was a pleasure to have you as a customer for over 20 years,, a devoted sheriff deputy, a pizza delivery man and someone who I will always regard as a friend. You supported me through thick and thin. My son loves the story about the time you rolled up in the yard and my K9 police dog “attacked” you and you just took it like a champ. You sir are the man. May you RIP

  7. Lynn Ware
    February 2, 2016 7:08 am

    Granville was a great guy im heart broken its been at least 6yrs ago when i last saw him my oldest daughter is 22 when i first meet him he was my friend when i lived in pegram tn im gonna miss him truly sip quitley by the river “My Friend”c u later

  8. jeff buckley
    February 2, 2016 8:15 am

    I met Granville in 1999 in Kingston Springs he was an officer of the law as ever one knows. I had the pleasure of hiring him to work in my store pizza pro he was amazing worker and great with people but better than that I had the pleasure of calling him a friend.i truly enjoyed having grace and Granville in my stay in Kingston springs. He will be missed by many.

  9. Slim Somerville
    February 2, 2016 9:20 am

    A good friend over the years he had a lot of great stories to tell. I sure heard many of them over the years we spent together at the sheriff’s department. He will be missed, rest in peace my friend. Prayers for the family God speed.

  10. Alicia parker
    February 2, 2016 8:00 pm

    I had the privilege of getting to know Mr. Ratcliff during his stays at Hillcrest Healthcare. In a profession where you aren’t supposed to have favorites, I must admit he was one of mine. I always looked forward to his stories and that infectious chuckle of a laugh. Granville I will always remember you and you have a special place in my heart.

  11. Clarice Rankins
    February 2, 2016 8:35 pm

    Good friend and a great officer. May your soul rest in peace.

  12. Sherrie Baldwin
    February 2, 2016 10:10 pm

    He was a good man and always look after the young kids I remember having a lot of good conversations with him

  13. R Townsend
    February 6, 2016 12:19 am

    Granville, I knew you years ago when my children were small and you were Great!
    Then several years later I had the honor of having you as a patient at Hillcrest Health care.
    You always had a grin and that chuckle of a laugh especially when you {Just wanted to be left alone}
    But you did help out and moved forward and was able to go home….
    Where you wanted to be…. You will be sadly missed and will always be remembered in our hearts…

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