Joe Ratchford

DALLAS - Joe Herman Ratchford, 63, a devout Christian servant, loving husband, father, brother and Scouter, entered the realm of eternal life with his Lord and Savior Feb. 18, 2014. He was born Aug. 22, 1950, in Gaston County, to the late Mervin Robert and Ora Morris Ratchford.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 510 E. Alabama Avenue, Bessemer City.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at First Wesleyan Church Family Life Center.
Interment will take place at Antioch Lutheran Church Garden of Peace.
Sisk-Butler Funeral & Cremation Services, Bessemer City, is handling the arrangements.
To offer condolences, please visit

Funeral Home

Sisk-Butler Funeral Home
PO Box 366 Bessemer City, NC 28016

Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 21, 2014