McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

July 9, 2013

Daniel Ratliff


Submitted report

McALESTER — Daniel Ratliff, 17, of the Lynwood community east of Hartshorne, died Thursday, July 4, 2013, in Arnett.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hartshorne Elementary School Activity Center with the Rev. Casey McCoy officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Brumley-Mills Funeral Home of Hartshorne.

Born Dec. 6, 1995, in McAlester, he was the son of Michael Ratliff and Summer (Wyant) Ratliff. He was going to be in the 2013-2014 senior class at Hartshorne High School.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, video games, mudding, paintball and arrowhead hunting. He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include father and spouse, Michael and Angie Ratliff, of Lynwood; mother and spouse, Summer and Steven Ford, of Wilburton; brothers, David Brents Jr., of Wilburton, Jessie Pope, of McAlester, Blake Whorton, of McAlester, and Bobby Whorton, of McAlester; sister, Kayla Beauchamp, of McAlester.

Also, grandparents, Debbie and Mark Kinyon, of Oklahoma City, Buster and Jerri Ford, of Wilburton, Kenny and Wendy Ratliff, of Jack Fork, Jaye and Bob Ramirez, of Florida, and Wayne and Gaylene Cacy, of Wister; great-grandmother, Alice Ratliff, of Jack Fork, and numerous other family members.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Larry Gene Wyant Sr., and great-grandfather, Fred Ratliff.

Honorary pallbearers will be Caleb McCoy, Neil Ichord, Brandon Apala, Dylan Pingleton, Zac Schultz, Austin Peaslee, Jessie Pope and David Brents Jr.