Lloyd E. Ratcliff


Lloyd Eugene “Bob” Ratcliff, 88, of Cortland, Indiana, passed away June 10, 2015, in Seymour.

Bob was born in Jackson County on August 19, 1926, to the late Frank and Bessie Callahan Ratcliff.

On January 6, 1945, he married Edna Mae Reichenbacher who preceded him in death.

Bob was a member of Cortland Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II then went to work as a Certified Tech Mechanic at several Chevrolet dealerships, starting at Brown’s, then at Jack Dunfee, Don Morris and Bob Poynter Chevrolet, where he retired after 39 years. He was a lifelong hunter and a member of the American Legion, the National Rifle Association, the North American Hunting Club and Brown County Tractor Association.

Bob had a love for racing and owned several dirt track cars that raced at local tracks in the area. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR.

He is survived by his children, Penny S. (Don) Gilham, Linda L. (Bob) Claycamp, and Reva K. Lucas, and one foster son, Tim Engelau; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Gross, Eric (Mendy) Burton, Melissa (Steve) Christian, Dana Claycamp, Jonathan Claycamp, Nathan (Carla) McKinney, and Angie (Scott) Lowe; 15 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several stepgrand and stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy (Ced) Fowler.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one grandson, Jeffrey Wetzel; a brother, Audy Ratcliff; two sisters, Orpha Scott and Kathleen Allman; and a son-in-law, Ron Lucas.

Services will be held at Voss Chapel Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Weaver and the Rev. Clifford Burton officiating.

Burial will be at Acme Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call at Voss Chapel today, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Memorial checks may be written to Cortland Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.