Joseph Furnas Ratliff, Jr.

October 11, 1922 - August 29, 2008 

Joseph Furnas Ratliff, Jr.

October 11, 1922 - August 29, 2008 

Obituary for Joseph Furnas Ratliff, Jr.

Joseph Ratliff, 85, died Friday, August 29, in Indianapolis, IN. Joe was born in Houston, TX, but lived most of his life in Indianapolis. He served in the Marine Corp in the Philippine Islands, during WWII. After the war, he attended Butler University and graduated in 1948. He worked many years as a salesman, then, as a Municipal Probation Officer before he retired. He moved to Naples, FL, in 1988 where he served as a part-time guard at the Naples Pier. After, becoming ill, he moved back to Indianapolis in 2006. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; sons, Michael, Mark, Joseph III; daughters, Carolyn, Ann, Mary; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Betty Dobkins. A memorial will be held Sunday, September 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 at North Park Church at the Fountains, 500 E. Carmel Dr. His ashes will be scattered in the Gulf of Mexico. Memorial contributions may be sent to North Park Church, 484 E. Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN 46032.

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