John David “Tommy” Ratledge, Sr., 79, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A native of Davie County, he was born March 3, 1939, the son of the late Charlie H. Ratledge and Arlene Baity Ratledge. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin sons, a sister, Betty Ratledge, and a brother, Billy Ray Ratledge. He retired as a warehouse foreman with AT&T after 33 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving are a son, John David Ratledge, Jr. (Hilda) and a daughter, Julia Diane Ratledge (Anthony Sinyard), all of Mocksville; one sister, Charlene Hudson (Jim) of Mocksville; seven grandchildren: Renee Davis (Nick), John Dustin Ratledge, Stephen, Shauna, Aryn, Aric, and Avery Sinyard; and two great grandchildren, Lillian Davis and Emerson Sinyard.
A visitation with family and friends will be from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, at Davie Funeral Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Davie Funeral Service is serving the Ratledge family. Condolences may be posted online at www.daviefuneralservice.com.