Cover photo for George Calvin Ratcliffe's Obituary
George Calvin Ratcliffe Profile Photo
1924 George 2022

George Calvin Ratcliffe

August 22, 1924 — June 1, 2022

George Calvin Ratcliffe of Pilot, Virginia went to sleep in Jesus Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the age of 97. After several months of declining health, George died with his family by his side.
George was born in Snowville, Virginia on August 22, 1924, to Waddy and Nannie (Roop) Ratcliffe. The oldest of five sons, George was self-educated and diligently worked on the family farm. George’s work ethic and dedication to life-long learning was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. As a young man his family moved to Pilot in 1943 where he met Dorothy Leigh Bond. They married in 1948. George was a body and fender mechanic and retired from Holiday Ford as the body shop manager. George was a faithful member of the Seventh-day Adventist church for 69 years and spent his spare time gardening and woodworking.
George was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mildred Peek and Mary Moorhead; brothers Roy Ratcliffe, Harry Ratcliffe, Bob Ratcliffe, and Terry Ratcliffe; and great-granddaughter Lorelei Felix. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; children Barbara (Jerry) Willis and Calvin (Anita) Ratcliffe; grandchildren Lisa (Steven) Craig, Leslie (Brian) Tutwiler, Ashley Felix, and Matthew Seymour; sisters Sue (George) Kouzoures and Nancy Altice; and eight great-grandchildren.
A visitation for George is planned for Friday, June 3, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm at Horne Funeral Home, 1300 N. Franklin Street Christiansburg, VA 24073. The funeral will be held Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 3 pm, at Horne Funeral Home, with a graveside service at Sunset Cemetery immediately following.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of George Calvin Ratcliffe, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, June 3, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 8

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree