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Mr. Lessley H. "Les" Ratcliff

Obituary for Mr. Lessley H. "Les" Ratcliff

January 26, 1932 - October 27, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 86

Obituary

Lessley Hill "Les" Ratcliff was born January 26, 1932 to Lane and Florence Almeda Bowlin Ratcliff in Auburn, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm in Franklin county MS and graduated from Independence High School in 1950. After serving in the inactive Navy reserve for 9 months, he joined the Air Force and retired after 22 years as SMSgt on June 30, 1973. After retiring from the Air Force, he had a successful career in Real Estate. He was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church and also a member of Helotes Masonic Lodge and was very active in the Masonic Order, especially the Alzafar Shrine. He belonged to several Clubs and Units and was instrumental in forming a Shot Gun Unit for the Alzafar Shrine Center in San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his wives, Violet Joyce "Jo" Wiles and Elizabeth Kieltyka; his parents; and his brothers, Elmo, Dr. Lantis, Boyce; and His sisters, Elaine Laird, Irene Beach, and Lorella Picket. Les is survived by his brother, Barnett and his wife Sylvia; his son, Lessley Michael and his wife Christine; his daughter, Linda Joyce and her husband Sam Goldfarb Jr.; his son, Larry Lee and wife Katherine; his two stepdaughters, Deborah and her husband Bill Smotrilla, JoAnn and her husband JB Duffield; his nine grandchildren, Shawn Moore and his wife Rebecca, Amber Ratcliff and her husband Chris Weigand, Lane Stewart, April Hammett, Heather Martin, Joshua Ratcliff and his wife Stephanie, Barrett Ratcliff, Katemcy Lee Goldfarb, Sammie Goldfarb III, and step-grandson, Ryan Chambers and his wife Maggie, and many great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, November 5, 2018, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE
WITH FULL MILITARY HONORS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018
10:00 A.M.
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
1520 HARRY WURZBACH

Masonic services will be conducted under the Auspices of Helotes Masonic Lodge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Les' name to Alzafar Shrine Transportation Fund, 901 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258.

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2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
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